CSS Grid System.

Posted by admin at April 4, 2020

Turn any HTML element into a grid container by setting its display property to grid. This gives you the ability to use all the other properties associated with CSS Grid.

Note: In CSS Grid, the parent element is referred to as the container and its children are called items.

Add Columns with grid-template-columns

Simply creating a grid element doesn’t get you very far. You need to define the structure of the grid as well. To add some columns to the grid, use the grid-template-columns property on a grid container as demonstrated below:

.container {
  display: grid;
  grid-template-columns: 50px 50px;

This will give your grid two columns that are each 50px wide. The number of parameters given to the grid-template-columns property indicates the number of columns in the grid, and the value of each parameter indicates the width of each column.

To adjust the rows manually, use the grid-template-rows

grid-template-rows:50px 50px;

Use CSS Grid units to Change the Size of Columns and Rows

You can use absolute and relative units like px and em in CSS Grid to define the size of rows and columns. You can use these as well:

fr: sets the column or row to a fraction of the available space,

auto: sets the column or row to the width or height of its content automatically,

%: adjusts the column or row to the percent width of its container.

Here’s the code that generates the output in the preview:

grid-template-columns: auto 50px 10% 2fr 1fr;

This snippet creates five columns. The first column is as wide as its content, the second column is 50px, the third column is 10% of its container, and for the last two columns; the remaining space is divided into three sections, two are allocated for the fourth column, and one for the fifth.’

Create a Column Gap Using grid-column-gap

So far in the grids you have created, the columns have all been tight up against each other. Sometimes you want a gap in between the columns. To add a gap between the columns, use the grid-column-gap property like this:

grid-column-gap: 10px;

This creates 10px of empty space between all of our columns.

Create a Row Gap using grid-row-gap

You can add a gap in between the rows of a grid using grid-row-gap in the same way that you added a gap in between columns


Add Gaps Faster with grid-gap

grid-gap is a shorthand property for grid-row-gap and grid-column-gap from the previous two challenges that’s more convenient to use. If grid-gap has one value, it will create a gap between all rows and columns. However, if there are two values, it will use the first one to set the gap between the rows and the second value for the columns.

grid-gap:10px 20px;


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