Aaron Vanston

Aaron Vanston

CSS Who?

Two-dimensional layouts

Flexbox helped out... but is only really intended for one-dimensional layouts 


  grid-area: header;

  grid-area: main;

  grid-area: sidebar;

  grid-area: footer;

Once we have our grid container set-up...

Separating layout from display and markup


Browser support is not the best, but getting there...

Internet Explorer 10 and 11 were some of the first to support it, but it's an old implementation with an outdated syntax


and enable

"experimental web platform features"

Prior to chrome 57

Basic terminology

Similar to flexbox in that you have a container and an item but with about 100x the amount of terminology to confuse you with

Grid Line

Grid Track

Grid Cell

Grid Area

Sub Grid



Grid areas are not at risk of overflowing its content into others

However... it is possible to layer grid areas

Flexbox can re-order components in a single row or column...... cute

Grid can change positions of any content around the whole page!

fr units?

fraction of available space


Think flex-grow and flex-shrink

Demo Time!

There is more...

  grid-template-columns: 40px 50px auto 50px 40px;
  grid-template-rows: 25% 100px auto;
  grid-column-start: 2;
  grid-column-end: five;
  grid-row-start: row1-start
  grid-row-end: 3

Aaron Vanston

Copy of CSS GRID

By Aaron Vanston

Copy of CSS GRID

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