Rachel Andrew avatar Rachel Andrew

Breaking out with CSS Grid explained

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Here is a detailed explanation of Tyler Stika's Breaking Out With CSS Grid Layout article I shared previously.

What this demonstrates is that when showing off a nice example it really is worth unpacking how the technique works. There is a lot to know about how line naming works, and by understanding it we can start to use this for more than just one technique.


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    Brad Frost avatar Brad Frost

    Layout & Grid in Design Systems

    This interdisciplinary disconnect around grid’s mental model affects how teams execute grid. In a broken, unidirectional, “developer handoff” process, design comps are treated as sacrosanct, and developers see that 12-column semi-transparent pink guideline as a hard requirement that must implemented exactly as articulated by the static design tool. This is how a “how to do a 12-column grid in HTML/CSS?” Google search ultimately led to massive success for tools like Bootstrap. Despite the introduction of many new CSS technologies and layout techniques over many years, this antiquated 12-column mental model still dominates a lot of conversations around layout and grid.

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    Donnie D'Amato avatar Donnie D'Amato

    gridless.design

    The web is good at these things, just not in the ways that designers have been accustomed to working. We'll take a look at how we got here and how we might change our perspective. Let's think outside of the grid and allow other guidelines to provide a comprehensive layout.