Hasty Treat - CSS Grid Masonry (Grid Level 3)


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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Show Notes

04:33 - The spec

06:10 - How it works

  • masonry-auto-flow: next;
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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

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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