CSS grid layout or CSS grid is a technique in CSS that allows web developers to create complex responsive web design layouts more easily and consistently across browsers. [1]There-have-been other methods used webpage layout Previously Including tables , the box model , and CSS flex box . It is currently a W3C Candidate Recommendation . [2]


CSS grid layout can create more asymmetrical than previous grid and layout options like CSS floats . It also allows for more standardized code than works across browsers. This is in contrast to relying on specific hacks or complicated workarounds. [2]

One issue with using floats in CSS is if it is possible to get the most out of the page. This is due to the different heights for layout elements. [2]

Browser support

As of October 2017, Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge and all CSS grid support without vendor prefixes. [3] [4] [5] web developers targeting older browsers can please use Modernizr 3.5.0 to detect and gracefully degrade the webpage as needed. [6]

Utilization in frameworks

There are no current web frameworks that imply CSS grid in contrast with CSS flex box which is used in such frameworks Bootstrap 4 and Foundation 6. [7]


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  6. Jump up^ Ates, Faruk. “Modernizr 3.5.0” .
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