I'm a little delayed sending this out today as I have just come offstage at Smashing Conf San Francisco where I was speaking about Grid, Sizing and Alignment. You can find the slides here, a video should be available at some point.
Last week I was in Berlin for the CSS Working Group meeting, where I became co-editor of the Page Floats specification. Also notable were resolutions for various multicol issues, and something that I know many readers are interested in, progress on Grid Level 2 and the subgrid feature.
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Rachel Andrew, CSS Layout News
The First Public Working Draft of the Houdini CSS Layout API has been published.
[css-grid-1][css-grid-2] Basic support for "equal gutter" with justify-content on grid items · Issue #1116 · w3c/csswg-drafts
In addition to Subgrid, the other feature proposed for Grid Level 2 is an aspect ratio unit for gutters allowing equal sized gutters in both dimensions. This raises some questions, have a look at the example here and see if you have any use cases or feedback.
Another article from me on Smashing Magazine, as I keep being asked what the best practices are for using CSS Grid. It's really a little early to say, but here are some things that I have noticed.
A nice article about reproducing editorial style design using CSS Grid Layout.
A nice explanation and demo of how the float positioning algorithm works. I am a fan of small demos that explain bits of CSS that seem mysterious.
Manuel Rego Casasnovas, who works at Igalia on the Chrome CSS Grid implementation, writes about unprefixing the gutter properties.
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