A Lightweight Masonry Solution

With Masonry being specced in Grid Layout Module Level 2 – and already being implemented in Firefox – Ana Tudor looked into whipping up a lightweight fallback for browsers that don’t support it. 🤔 Masonry Layout? Masonry is a grid layout based on columns, as popularized by Pinterest. Unlike other grid layouts, it doesn’t have […]

Modern CSS grid solutions to common layout problems

Kevin Pennekamp (Vycke): With the addition of grids, we can overcome media-query fatigue. Not only make our CSS more maintainable, but they also improve the user experience. We can let CSS handle the available space. In this article, I will describe three layout implementations that can improve your (personal) website. The addition of Grid Layout […]

Simple Image Gallery with display: grid; and object-fit: cover;

On the Full Stack Belgium Slack channel, user @Brammm recently asked how to create a simple image gallery. Anyone have a favorite way of making an image grid with CSS? I’d like one of those “fancy” ones where no matter the aspect ratio of the image, they all have the same gap between them. While […]

Spacing grid/flexbox items in CSS with the gap property

The gap property for Flexbox about to land in Chromium 85. It allows you to define the size of the gutters between Grid/Flexbox children. CSS Grid brought a delightful spacing feature called grid-gap, which quickly became a popular way to put space into layouts. It was easy to fall in love with because it took […]

“Designing Intrinsic Layouts” by Jen Simmons

Twenty-five years after the web began, we finally have a real toolkit for creating layouts. Combining CSS Grid, Flexbox, Multicolumn, Flow layout and Writing Modes gives us the technical ability to build layouts today without the horrible hacks and compromises of the past. In this hour-long talk captured live at An Event Apart DC 2019, […]

Print to CSS – Magazine layouts recreated with CSS Grid

Just like Jules Forrest before, Dan Davies has recreated some magazine layouts using CSS Grid: I’m a huge fan of magazine layouts, the use of typography, the structures, just the general look. I also love CSS Grid and as part of my learning, I have been looking at magazines for inspiration so I decided to […]

Fullwidth Content Strips and CSS Subgrid = ❤️

When having fullwidth content strips on your site CSS Grid is a thankful piece of technology. You can use it to place items between the first and last grid-line, as detailed in Breaking Elements out of Their Containers in CSS 💁‍♂️ Alternatively you can also use this .full-bleed utility class To lay out the content […]

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 […]