CSS Grid Layout Module Level 2: Masonry Layout

A long requested CSS feature is to be able to create a “Masonry Layout” using pure CSS. Today we can already create a Masonry-like layout using grid-auto-flow: dense;, but unfortunately that’s not the real deal. 🤔 Masonry Layout? Masonry is a grid layout based on columns, as popularized by Pinterest. Unlike other grid layouts, it […]

Crafting a Cutout Collage Layout with CSS Grid and clip-path

On Codrops there’s a tutorial on how to create a Cutout Collage Layout using CSS Grid and Clip Path. The result looks quite nice I must say: What I’m not too excited about in this implementation is the fact that it requires you to manually cut up the image into parts beforehand, even though clip-path […]

“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 […]

CSS Logical Properties and Values, the next Step of CSS Evolution

Still in draft, yet already thoroughly supported, is the CSS Logical Properties and Values Level 1 Specification, a CSS module which gets me excited. CSS Logical Properties and Values is a module of CSS introducing logical properties and values that provide the ability to control layout through logical, rather than physical, direction and dimension mappings. […]