Flexbox Holy Albatross with CSS Grid

In succession to The Flebox Holy Albatross, Jonathan Snook wondered if he could recreate it using CSS Grid.

ℹ️ To recap, with the Flexbox Holy Albatros a layout goes from either all items stacked next to each other (e.g. all horizontal) to all items stack on top of each other (e.g. all vertical):

There’s no intermediary state where a few items get wrap to new lines.

The short answer: yes. The long answer: yes, but only in browsers that support the CSS min() function, which is only Safari at the time of writing.

.selector {
    grid-template-columns: repeat(
        auto-fit,
        minmax(
            min(
                calc(1024px * 999 - 100% * 999),
                100%
            ),
            1fr
        )
    );
}

Flexbox Albatross with Grids (CodePen) →

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Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. 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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