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The Book of CSS3, 2nd Edition by Peter Gasston

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GRIDLAYOUT

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Grids are a fundamental design technique. Simple grids have been used by calligraphers since medieval times, and the modern typographic grid has been in use since the second half of the 20th century. For a few years now, efforts have been made to bring grid-based design to the Web, with a number of frameworks using floats, padding, and margins to emulate the possibilities of print, although these efforts have always felt like somewhat of a fragile hack.

Recently, however, browsers have begun to implement a native CSS grid layout system, as detailed in the Grid Layout Module (http://www.w3.org/TR/css-grid-1/). This module provides ...

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