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CSS layout

yousef 13/04/2024

This article will recap some of the CSS layout features we’ve already touched upon in previous modules — such as different display values — and introduce some of the concepts we’ll be covering throughout this module.

CSS page layout techniques allow us to take elements contained in a web page and control where they are positioned relative to their default position in normal layout flow, the other elements around them, their parent container, or the main viewport/window.  The page layout techniques we’ll be covering in more detail in this module are

  • Normal flow
  • The display property
  • Flexbox
  • Grid
  • Floats
  • Positioning
  • Table layout
  • Multiple-column layout

Each technique has its uses, advantages, and disadvantages, and no technique is designed to be used in isolation. By understanding what each method is designed for you will be in a good place to understand which is the best layout tool for each task.