Understanding CSS Grid By Building Your Own Grid

There are several ways to build a custom grid in CSS: old CSS float property, flexbox, or CSS grid, … This tutorial demonstrates how to create a CSS grid using the CSS float property.


A grid or grid system is a collection of vertical and horizontal lines that defines a structure to stack design elements in a consistent and manageable fashion.

Grids are project-agnostic, meaning they can be used on any project. A grid typically consists of rows, columns, and gutters (the space between the rows and columns). And they enable design elements to be stacked vertically or horizontally.

Web technologies such as HTML and CSS have existed for years without a grid system. However, CSS frameworks such as Bootstrap have popularized the use of grid systems on the web.

Also, W3C has released the CSS Grid module 1 to define two-dimensional grid-based layouts. CSS grid or CSS grid layout is currently not an official standard, it’s a W3C candidate recommendation but it has been supported by most major browsers.

Why grid systems?

Grid systems make it very easy to create responsive web designs, mobile-friendly designs and are just well suited for almost any kind of layout. They also give an easy and predictable approach to scaffolding layout designs which can help improve productivity.

What we will be building

There are several ways to build a custom grid in CSS. We can use the plain, old CSS float property, flexbox, or CSS grid. In this article, we will be using float because it is very straightforward and supported by all browsers. Below is an image of the grid we will be building in this section:

Custom Grid Example

Project setup

We will build our grid with HTML 5 and SASS (which compiles to pure CSS). We are using SASS (SCSS) because it adds a lot of power and elegance to CSS. SASS features such as nestingand theparent selector are used extensively in this project. Together they make our code clean and maintainable.

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Understanding CSS Grid By Building Your Own Grid

13 Cool Simple CSS Grid layout examples

Collection of free hand-picked simple CSS grid examples. Also, it includes a bunch of front-end techniques, tips, and tricks for your future reference. Hope you will like these freebies and find them useful. Happy coding!

  • Styling the last row of a grid with CSS selectors
  • Grid Animation Effects
  • Simple grid mixin
  • Simple Grid CSS Grid
  • Simple CSS Grid Hover
  • Simple css Grid – Responsive
  • Simple css grid system using scss
  • CSS variables simple CSS grid
  • Super Simple CSS Grid
  • 3D Grid UI
  • Aspect ratio Grid boxes with CSS Variables
  • Simple grid system
  • Simple Grid template

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9 Free CSS Masonry Grid Layouts

This is a collection of free CSS Masonry grids. I have found around the Codepen! This Masonry grid allows you to easily create grid layouts in HTML and CSS without having to program the whole thing in JavaScript. CSS Masonry grids are a great way to help layout elements in a grid-like format. If you need some inspiration for your next design layout, see the free CSS Masonry grids below.

  • CSS Masonry Grid Animation Effects
  • Using vanilla JS to implement masonry grid
  • Bootstrap Masonry Grid Template
  • Vanilla JS Masonry Grid Layout Method
  • Responsive masonry grid made with ReactJS and flex-box
  • Display Images On Your Website With The Masonry Grid (Vanilla JS)
  • Create a Masonry Style Image Grid with Infinite Scroll in Vanilla JS
  • Isotope & Fancybox Masonry image grid with good animation
  • Build a CSS Masonry grid Layout with just HTML and CSS

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Building a Photo Gallery With CSS Grid and Tailwind CSS

Building a photo gallery has been a tough nut to crack for so many years. Throughout my career, I’ve used <table> layouts, <div>s with brittle margins and set widths, and tried my hand at flexbox. While all of these methods have worked, none of them felt like that silver bullet solution.

Then one day, the CSS gods bestowed upon us the magical power of CSS grids. Now, making a grid-based layout is an absolute delight. And, when we use grids with Tailwind CSS, we can create beautiful, functional UIs in a fraction of the time it used to take. So, let’s hop right in and see how we can use them to make a photo gallery.

  • The Set-Up
  • Our HTML
  • Layouts With CSS Grid
  • Mobile Layout
  • Styling With Tailwind CSS
  • The Wrap-Up

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Alayna  Rippin

Alayna Rippin


Creating a CSS Visual Cheatsheet

The other day one of our students asked about possibility of having a CSS cheatsheet to help to decide on the best suited approach when doing this or that layout.

This evolved into the idea of making a visual CSS cheatsheet with all (most) of the common patterns we see everyday and one of the best possible conceptual implementation for them.

In the end any layout could and should be split into parts/blocks and we see every block separately.

Here is our first take on that and we would be happy to keep extending it to help us all.

Please, send you suggestions in the comments in community or via gitlab for the repeated CSS patterns with your favourite implementation for that so that we will all together make this as useful as it can be.

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This CSS Cut Out Effect is Guaranteed to Blow Your Mind 🤯

This effect is so cool and just fun to see. What it comes down to is having a background image show through the text.

How it works is that we will have a div that will have the image as a background. On that, we put our text element, using blend-mode it will show through the image.

The result you can see and touch on this Codepen.

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