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Rachel Andrew Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout

A detailed explanation of the CSS Grid Layout spec and working examples you can experiment with right away.
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Move out in front of the curve and learn how to use CSS Grid Layout today. Learn exactly what you need to know, from line-based positioning basics to evaluating template areas, with a detailed explanation of the new spec. Rachel Andrew guides you through experimenting with the grid and understanding browser adoption, and provides working examples to tinker on, so you can start pronto!

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  1. What Is CSS Grid Layout?
  2. Laying Things Out on the Grid
  3. CSS Grids and Responsive Design
  4. Grid, Another Tool in Our Kit
  5. What’s Next for Grid?

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What People Are Saying

  • If you want to understand grid layout (and you do), you should read this book. Mentally making the connection between syntax and finished product is tough at first, and Rachel’s clear explanation and use of diagrams really help conceptualize things. The next generation of CSS developers will laugh at us for not having used grids for layout before—learn the new spec and you’ll be laughing with them.

  • This is a fantastic guide to CSS Grid Layout. As you’d expect, Rachel guides us through the syntax of grid layout. But, equally important, she tells us why we should care about grid layout now, even though browser support is still in its infancy. This book brings you up to speed on what CSS Grid Layout is and how you can use it.

About the Author

Rachel Andrew lives in Bristol, England. She is the cofounder of edgeofmyseat.com, the web development company behind Perch CMS. She works on everything from product development to DevOps to CSS, and writes about these subjects on her blog at rachelandrew.co.uk.

Rachel has been working on the web since 1996 and writing about the web for almost as long. She’s written several books including the bestselling CSS Anthology from Sitepoint, and recent ventures into self-publishing have produced The Profitable Side Project Handbook and CSS3 Layout Modules, Second Edition. She is a regular columnist for A List Apart as well as other publications online and in print. When she’s not writing, Rachel often works with other authors as a technical editor.

Rachel is a keen distance runner who encourages people to join her for a run when attending conferences, with varying degrees of success!

Additional Info

  • ISBN: 978-1-937557-26-3
  • PDF: 56 pages
  • Published: Jan 7, 2016

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