Una Kravets shows how to make layouts in CSS Grid with flexbox fallbacks for browsers that don’t support those grid properties just yet. Una writes:
CSS grid is AMAZING! However, if you need to support users of IE11 and below, or Edge 15 and below, grid won’t really work as you expect…This site is a solution for you so you can start to progressively enhance without fear!
The site is a provides examples using common layouts and component patterns, including code snippets. For example:
See the Pen Grid To Flex — Example 1 by Una Kravets (@una) on CodePen.
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I was talking with a pal the other day and moaning about flexbox for the millionth time because I had momentarily forgotten the difference between the justify-content and align-items properties.
“How do I center an element horizontally with flex again?” I wondered. Well, that was when she gave me what I think is the best shorthand way of remembering how the two work together.
She said that
justify-content positions elements across the horizontal axis because the word itself is longer than
align-items. At first I thought this was a really silly idea but now this is how I remember it. I even used it five minutes ago when I needed to make these two quick demos:
See the Pen justify-content: center by Robin Rendle (@robinrendle) on CodePen.
See the Pen align-items: center by Robin Rendle (@robinrendle) on CodePen.
So, to summarize:
justify-content: longer word: horizontal alignment
align-items: shorter word: vertical alignment
This had me thinking if there are there any other mnemonic devices or ways that to remember complex things in CSS? Are there any other tricks you’d recommend? It sort of reminds me of the way kids are taught to remember the names of planets with things like, “My Very Educated Mother Just Showed Us Nine” where the first letter in each word represents the first letter of each planet: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
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