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Basic Grid Terminology

We’ve already talked about grid containers and grid items, but let’s define them in a bit more detail. As was said before, a grid container is a box that establishes a grid-formatting context; that is, an area in which a grid is created and elements are laid out according the rules of grid layout instead of block layout. You can think of it the way an element set to display: table creates a table-formatting context within it. Given the grid-like nature of tables, this comparison is fairly apt, though be sure not to make the assumption that grids are just tables in...

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