Create a centered three column layout with Grid and Flex ⌨️
Courtesy of @webdev.tips
Three columns layouts are one of those super mainstream layouts in webdesign that we all use. That being said, is super useful to master this type of grid layouts in order to easily implement any design that you want ☝
In our ‘grid-container' class we’ll have ‘display: grid' to initialize the grid. Then, since we want to have three equal sized columns we use ‘grid-template-columns: 1fr 1fr 1fr'. ‘Fr' symbolizes a fractional unit and ‘1fr' means 1 part of the available space. So, with ‘1fr 1fr 1fr' we’ll have three grid-items, each one with 1/3 of the available space minus the grid-gap.
Finally, we set ‘grid-gap: 20px' to get a — wait for it — 20 pixels gap between each one of these columns. Pretty self explanatory, right? 😄
Finally, we want each of the grid items to have its content completely centered so we’ll use the almighty Flexbox (more tips on this will come). Just take a look at what the class ‘flex' is doing in each of the items.
We just need to set ‘display: flex' to start using Flexbox. Then we just have to use ‘align-items: center' to keep the content vertically centered and ‘justify-content: center' to get the content horizontally
That’s it! With just some lines of CSS, we get a perfectly centered three column layout 👌😁
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