In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about CSS Grid Level 3 — why it’s such a cool thing and why they’ve been waiting for it for so long.
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04:33 – The spec
06:10 – How it works
- masonry-auto-flow: next;
- It first puts all the items that are explicitly placed onto the grid. Items that you have a set start/stop value for are first put down.
- Then it takes the next item that it to be placed and finds a spot for it. This is different because with CSS Grid you normally have to place the next item on the next row or column.
- grid-template-columns and grid-template-rows can now be marked as masonry and this specifies which axis will be masonry.
09:06 – The implicit grid
- The implicit grid is formed in the same way as a regular grid container. However, it’s only used in the grid axis.
- Interesting in a column situation (see images).
13:25 – Thoughts
- Power tools for layout in CSS — opens up a ton of possibilities and completes the functionality we use to dream of in CSS.
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