Flexbox vs CSS Grid (in 10 seconds)

The difference between Flexbox and CSS Grid in 10 seconds

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Wesley (ByteGrad)
·Nov 10, 2021·

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You need to master both Flexbox and CSS Grid in order to professionally build modern websites & web apps. If you haven't mastered both of them yet, I highly recommend going through my CSS Course.

CSS Grid is a 2-step process. Step 1: create a grid (consisting of columns and rows). Step 2: place grid-items somewhere on that grid.

Flexbox works differently. You pick a direction with Flexbox: either horizontal (row) or vertical (column). Flex-items are then laid out along that direction. The default is horizontal (row).

Because you specify 2 axes in CSS Grid (you use both rows and columns in constructing the grid), CSS Grid is a 'two-dimensional' system.

With Flexbox you specify 1 direction, so it's a 'one-dimensional' system.

That's it, really.

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