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Responsive Web Design with HTML5 and CSS3 Essentials by Asoj Talesra, Gaurav Gupta, Alex Libby

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Exploring the benefits of flexible grid layouts

Now that we've been introduced to grid layouts as a tenet of responsive design, it's a good opportunity to explore why we should use them. Creating a layout from scratch can be time consuming and needs lots of testing; there are some real benefits from using a grid layout:

  • Grids make for a simpler design: Instead of trying to develop the proverbial wheel, we can focus on providing the content instead; the infrastructure will have already been tested by the developer and other users.
  • They provide for a visually appealing design: Many people prefer content to be displayed in columns, so grid layouts make good use of this concept to help organize content on the page.
  • Grids can of course adapt to different ...

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