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Mastering CSS Grid

By : Pascal Thormeier
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Mastering CSS Grid

4.3 (3)
By: Pascal Thormeier

Overview of this book

CSS Grid has revolutionized web design by filling a long-existing gap in creating real, dynamic grids on the web. This book will help you grasp these CSS Grid concepts in a step-by-step way, empowering you with the knowledge and skills needed to design beautiful and responsive grid-based layouts for your web projects. This book provides a comprehensive coverage of CSS Grid by taking you through both fundamental and advanced concepts with practical exercises. You'll learn how to create responsive layouts and discover best practices for incorporating grids into any design. As you advance, you'll explore the dynamic interplay between CSS Grid and flexbox, culminating in the development of a usable responsive web project as a reference for further improvement. You'll also see how frameworks utilize CSS Grid to construct reusable components and learn to rebuild and polyfill CSS Grid for browsers that don't fully support it yet. The concluding chapters include a quick reference and cheat sheet, making this book an indispensable resource for frontend developers of all skill levels. By the end of this book, you'll have thoroughly explored all aspects of CSS Grid and gained expert-level proficiency, enabling you to craft beautiful and functional layouts for web projects of any size.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Part 1–Working with CSS Grid
Part 2 – Understanding the CSS Grid Periphery
Part 3 – Exploring the Wider Ecosystem
Part 4 – A Quick Reference

A list to help us decide

To decide whether we should use a grid or whether we should pursue an alternative, the following list can be helpful.

Grids work well for the following use cases:

  • Websites or applications with a lot of content that needs structure and should be visually pleasing and straightforward to understand
  • When we want to add consistency to our design in terms of sizes, hierarchies, and white space
  • When designing for responsive layouts that need to work on many different screen sizes
  • When creating data-heavy interfaces such as analytics dashboards or data management software, where a lot of information should be presented in a clear, consistent layout that is quick to scan

Grid alternatives work best for the following use cases:

  • When the message of the website or application should be to convince or be creative or artistic
  • When designing for projects with little content
  • When working on projects whose brand or product identity...