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Rachel Andrew The New CSS Layout

Take advantage of this pivotal moment in the evolution of layout.

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CSS Grid Layout will transform the way you design and develop for the web—and Rachel Andrew will change the way you grok the spec. Learn to use Grid Layout within a system that includes existing methods to perform the tasks they were designed for—and take advantage of this pivotal moment in the evolution of layout.

Topics Covered

  • Where We Came From
  • Where We Are
  • The New Layout
  • Alignment Contrul
  • Responsive by Default
  • Source Order and Display Order
  • Embrace the Future
  • Where Are We Going?

In the web’s short life span, we’ve gone from having no layout at all to having powerful layout tools like flexbox and Grid. Rachel’s clear, concise explanations will help you wrap your head around all of the different techniques available for doing layout on the web with CSS and, more importantly, how to approach building for a constantly evolving medium.

Chen Hui Jing
Front-end designer and founder of Wismut Labs
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Like its author, this book is clear, calm, and collected. Rachel’s step-by-step guide to unlocking the power of today’s CSS is the handbook you've been waiting for.

Jeremy Keith
Author of HTML5 for Web Designers
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CSS Grid is the future of layout on the web. This book is an excellent introduction to, as well as a deep dive into, a complex topic. With practical examples, Rachel breaks down every bit of the Specification in a way that’s easy to understand.

Ire Aderinokun
COO and VP of engineering at BuyCoins
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What’s the most important thing happening in web design right now? This. Powerful layout has arrived on the web. Learn it from Rachel, who has spent more time with it than anyone else.

Chris Coyier
Creator of CSS-Tricks and cofounder of CodePen
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Rachel Andrew

About the Author

Rachel Andrew is editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine and writes about the web platform for companies including Google and Mozilla. She is a member of the CSS Working Group where she is coeditor of the Multiple-column Layout specification.

Rachel has been working on the web since 1996 and writing about the web for almost as long. She’s written several books including Get Ready for CSS Grid Layout, 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!

Product Details

  • ISBN: 978-1-937557-68-3
  • Paperback: 131 pages
  • Published: Oct 10, 2017

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