For many years, it seemed like columns were one of the toughest layout challenges web designers faced. It often took various hacks, such as clearfixes, to get them aligned and looking good.
Web designers may use a number of techniques, approaches and philosophies while creating compelling and engaging digital interfaces. Each designer has their own preferences – some prefer to work from the top down, beginning with the most basic elements and building their product down to the last detail. This approach is the most common and often yields a well-thought out, quality product.
We have accumulated a super-useful collection of our favorite little web-based apps and tools for when you’re working with CSS. All of the tools have been created with the intention of being either time-saving generators to some of the more frustrating aspects of working with CSS or handy little problem-solving tools.
Flexible boxes or flexbox, is the latest method for controlling layouts in CSS. Using grids that are ‘flexible’ is so easy to predict how each element behaves on different screen sizes. Its greatest feature is its ability to manipulate an item’s width/height to occupy all the space within its container (also known as a “flex container”) – otherwise, it shrinks to prevent overflow.