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9 Biggest Mistakes with CSS Grid

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Published on Jul 16, 2018

It's easy to make lots of mistakes with a new technology, especially something that's as big of a change from the past as CSS Grid. Jen lists the 9 Biggest Mistakes she sees people making when using CSS Grid, with advice and tips for avoiding these pitfalls and old habits.

Mistake 1: Thinking CSS Grid is Everything
“Flexbox vs. CSS Grid — Which is Better?”: https://youtu.be/hs3piaN4b5I
“Using Flexbox & Grid Together”: https://youtu.be/dQHtT47eH0M
“Obliterate Boxiness with CSS Shapes”: https://youtu.be/pOB75oTNhw0

Mistake 2: Using Only Percents for Sizing
“Min & Max Content Sizing in CSS Grid”: https://youtu.be/lZ2JX_6SGNI
“FR Units in CSS Grid“: https://youtu.be/ZPtpzuRajzM
“MinMax in CSS Grid”: https://youtu.be/mVQiNpqXov8

Mistake 3 : Assuming You Need Breakpoints
“Incredibly Easy Layouts with CSS Grid”: https://youtu.be/tFKrK4eAiUQ

Mistake 4: Getting Confused by Numbering
“Innovative & Practical Graphic Design with CSS Grid”: https://youtu.be/-hmOZU7Zk10
“Basics of CSS Grid: The Big Picture”: https://youtu.be/FEnRpy9Xfes

Mistake 5: Always Using 12-columns
Jen talks about this towards the end of “FR Units in CSS Grid“: https://youtu.be/ZPtpzuRajzM?t=5m52s

Mistake 6: Ignoring the Power of Rows
“Flexibility & The Fold”: https://youtu.be/EEOJZy_Gge4
“Whitespace on The Web”: https://youtu.be/YfIjFeBLhyA

Mistake 7: Reaching for a Framework

Mistake 8: Waiting for IE11 to Die
“Internet Explorer + CSS Grid?”: https://youtu.be/7msERxu7ivg
7-part Series on Writing Resilient CSS that works in all browsers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list...

Mistake 9: Hesitating, Instead of Playing
“Responsive Mondrian”: https://youtu.be/qNtJ5p3h2A4
“CSS Grid like you are Jan Tschichold”: https://youtu.be/OxrsO4aIjyc

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