CSS Grid Level 2: Subgrid

Good news! Firefox 69 will support subgrid. As Rachel Andrew explains:

In terms of new syntax, and new things to learn, this is a very small change for web developers who have learned grid layout. A grid defined as a subgrid is pretty much the same as a regular nested grid, albeit with its own track listings. However it makes a number of previously difficult patterns possible.

For example, if you have a card layout, and the cards have headers and footers with uneven amounts of content, you might want the card headers and footers to align across the rows. However, with a standard nested grid this isn’t possible.

With Subgrid that type of layout is perfectly possible:

.cards {
  display: grid;
  grid-template-columns: 1fr 1fr 1fr;
  gap: 20px;

.card {
  grid-row: auto / span 3;
  border: 1px solid rgb(0,48,90);
  border-radius: 5px;
  display: grid;
  grid-template-rows: subgrid;

More use cases in the article.

CSS Grid Level 2 – subgrid is coming to Firefox →

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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