Archive for the ‘grid’ Category

Naming Things is Only Getting Harder

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I was working with CSS Grid and came to the grid-column and grid-row properties. I paused for a moment. They're not overly complicated. They are shorthand properties for expressing where an element should start and end on a grids defined columns and ro...

How the minmax() Function Works

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Another swell post by Ire Aderinokun, this time on the curious minmax() CSS function and how it works alongside the CSS Grid features that we've been experimenting with lately. What's especially great here is the examples where Ire explains how we can ...

How the minmax() Function Works

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Another swell post by Ire Aderinokun, this time on the curious minmax() CSS function and how it works alongside the CSS Grid features that we've been experimenting with lately. What's especially great here is the examples where Ire explains how we can ...

Breaking Out with CSS Grid Explained

Tyler Sticka shared a slick technique for breaking out content in a CSS Grid layout, but Rachel Andrew goes the extra mile to explain why the technique works: When you name lines, you can optionally name them as *-start and *-end and this gives you a l...

Inspiration for Grid Loading Animations

View demo Download source Today we’d like to share a set of simple, inspirational loading animations for grid items with you. The idea is to show some image grid items with a (subtle) animation after loading has finished. For the demo we have th...

Does CSS Grid Replace Flexbox?

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No. Well. Mostly No. Grid is much newer than Flexbox and has a bit less browser support. That's why it makes perfect sense if people are wondering if CSS grid is here to replace Flexbox. To put a point on it: Grid can do things Flexbox can't do. Flexb...

Building a CSS Grid Overlay

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Let's take a look at what it takes to build a grid overlay with CSS. It will be responsive, easily customizable and make heavy use of CSS variables (known more accurately as "CSS custom properties"). If you aren't familiar with custom properties, I'd ...

Getting Started with CSS Grid

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This was a blockbuster week for front-end developers as CSS Grid landed in the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome without a feature flag. That's right: we can now go and play with Grid in two of the most popular browsers right away. But why is CSS G...

CSS Grid: One Layout, Multiple Ways

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I've really been enjoying getting acquainted with CSS Grid. The feature is starting to ship in many browsers and it looks like we'll be able to start using it in production in due time. One of the things that stands out most to me about CSS Grid is th...

The Media Object, A Bunch of Ways

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The Media Object pattern is: image thingy on the left, heading and text on the right. That's what Nicole Sullivan called it and the name stuck. It's a pretty simple pattern, but like all things web design, it can be done many ways. Bootstrap's versi...