CSS has had a layout-shaped hole at its center since the beginning. Designers have bent features such as float and clear to help fill that hole, but nothing has quite done the job. Now thats about to change. With this concise guide, youll learn how to use CSS grid layout, a generalized system that lets you lay out pieces of your design independent of their document source order and with full awareness of the overall design.Short and deep, this book is an excerpt from the upcoming fourth edition of CSS: The Definitive Guide. When you purchase either the print or the ebook edition of Grid Layout in CSS, youll receive a discount on the entire Definitive Guide once its released. Why wait? Learn how to make your web pages come alive today.Explore the differences between grid boxes and block containersCreate block-level grids, inline grids, and even nest grids inside gridsLearn best practices for attaching elements to your layout, using explicitly defined grid lines or grid areaUnderstand how the implicit grid automatically adjusts for oversized elementsCreate gutters between grid elements, and align and justify individual itemsEric A. Meyer is an author, speaker, blogger, sometime teacher, and co-founder of An Event Apart. Hes a two-decade veteran of the Web and web standards, a past member of the W3Cs Cascading Style Sheets Working Group, and the author of OReillys CSS: The Definitive Guide.