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Posts in this section go back to 2000. Mostly web, and web business related.

Why display: contents is not CSS Grid Layout subgrid

Looking at the different problems solved by display: contents and the proposed but removed from CSS Grid Level 1 subgrid feature.

Refer to the spec : background and motivation

An explanation of the CSS Grid specification “Background and Motivation” section. What does Grid Layout solve?

A redesign

A few notes on the redesign of this site, and my new Webmention implementation.

Is it really safe to start using CSS Grid Layout?

Some thoughts on old browsers and how to make good decisions about the technology choices that you have.

You do not need a CSS Grid based Grid System

Explaining why you don’t need a grid system to use CSS Grid Layout, due to it already being a grid system.

Breaking out with CSS Grid explained

I spotted a nice technique to break an item out of a container. In this post I attempt to explain why that works.

A very good time to understand CSS layout

A reminder that in all the grid layout excitement, the people who can soonest take advantage of it will be those who really understand CSS layout.

Refer to the spec: Introduction

The introduction to the grid specification gives an overview of grid layout and the problems it has been designed to solve. In this post I take a look at those first few paragraphs.

What’s happening in CSS?

A list of links I use to track what is happening in CSS and browsers.

Refer to the spec: What is all that stuff at the top of the spec?

There is a whole lot of legal sounding information at the top of CSS specifications. However it also contains useful information about the status of specs like Grid.

Refer to the spec

I’m going to start working through the CSS Grid specification in a series of posts. To help you understand grid, but also how to read and understand a specification.

Edge starts work on their Grid implementation update

The Microsoft Edge team have started work on updating their CSS Grid Layout implementation to the current spec.

Grid is all about the container

Previous layout methods target the item in the layout. Grid is different, it works on the parent to create layout and do space distribution.

CSS Grid Fallbacks and Overrides

Another CSS Grid Cheatsheet, this time for overrides and fallbacks.

Subgrid moved to Level 2 of the CSS Grid specification

Yesterday the CSS WG voted to move subgrid to Level 2 of the grid specification. I would love to see more of your use cases for the feature.

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