This course contains 14 interactive screencasts
Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of HTML and CSS. Here’s our suggested resource to get you up to speed.
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Once you've learned CSS Flexbox, you'll wonder how you ever managed to build websites without it. It gives you all the tools you needed in order to properly arrange content inside flexible containers. Given that all websites need to be flexbile and responsive these days, Flexbox is a must-have skill for web developers.
This course is focused on getting you up to speed as quickly as possible. Even if you only watch the first lectures, you'll be able to take advantage of your new skills in your next project. I'll give you several exercises throughout the course, so that you'll be able to get your hands dirty as well.
We'll use a navbar as an example layout, as that's a very typical use case for Flexbox. In the bonus screencasts we'll tie everything together and build two real-world examples: an awesome image grid and a fully responsive navbar.
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Flexbox really shines when you need to solve these: scaling, vertically and horizontally aligning, and re-ordering elements within a container, changing direction in a column or a row.
Yes, if you wish to more about responsiveness, Flexbox is one aspect you should learn about.
For a couple of reasons, flexbox is much better than bootstrap: Bootstrap uses floats to make the grid system, which many would say is not meant for the web, where flex-box does the opposite by staying flexible to the items' size and contents; same difference as using pixels vs em/rem, or like controlling your divs only using margins and padding and never setting a pre-defined size. Bootstrap, because it uses floats, needs clearfix after each row, or you will get misaligned divs of different height. Flex-box doesn't do that and instead checks for the tallest div in the container and sticks to its height.
Flexbox is made for one-dimensional layout and Grid is made for two-dimensional layouts. This means that if you’re laying out items in one direction (for example three buttons inside a header), then you should use Flexbox. It’ll give you more flexibility than CSS Grid. It’ll also be easier to maintain and require less code. However, if you’re going to create an entire layout in two dimensions — with both rows and columns — then you should use CSS Grid