CSS Grid is one of the most powerful tools available to developers. The simple module allows you to create entire website layouts, responsive galleries, and other cool effects. With enough creativity, you can do a lot of interesting things using CSS grid.

Unlike flexboxes which can only work with a row or a column, CSS grids work in a fully 2D space, allowing you to divide a page into regions of columns and rows. This sounds simple, but it’s a huge deal since you can create web pages, tables, galleries, or other creative modules and layouts.

Developers have done a lot of cool experiments with CSS grids. Here are a few of the most fascinating CSS grid layouts and tutorials across the web.

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CSS Grid Template Builder

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CSS Grid Template Builder
by Anthony Dugois (@anthonydugois)
on CodePen.

CSS Grid: Restaurant Website

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CSS Grid: Restaurant Website
by Olivia Ng (@oliviale)
on CodePen.

CSS Grid Calendar

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CSS grid calendar
by Mert Cukuren (@knyttneve)
on CodePen.

Layout-Fun with CSS Grid

Example of Layout-Fun with CSS Grid

How to Build a Calendar with CSS Grid

Example of How to Build a Calendar with CSS Grid

Isometric eCommerce CSS Grid

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Isometric eCommerce CSS Grid
by Andy Barefoot (@andybarefoot)
on CodePen.

Building a Scrapbook Layout with CSS Grid

Example of Building a Scrapbook Layout with CSS Grid

CSS Grid Layout with @support Flexbox Fallback

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CSS Grid Layout with @support flexbox fallback
by Gustaf Holm (@primalivet)
on CodePen.

Sophisticated Partitioning with CSS Grid

Example of Sophisticated Partitioning with CSS Grid

Building a Conference Schedule with CSS Grid

Example of Building a Conference Schedule with CSS Grid

Apple Keyboard

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Apple Keyboard
by Jon Kantner (@jkantner)
on CodePen.

CSS Grid: Train Ticket

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CSS Grid: Train Ticket
by Olivia Ng (@oliviale)
on CodePen.

Flexible Data Tables with CSS Grid

Example of Flexible Data Tables with CSS Grid

CSS Grid: Periodic Table

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CSS Grid: Periodic Table
by Olivia Ng (@oliviale)
on CodePen.

CSS Grid: Floor Plan

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CSS Grid: Floor Plan
by Olivia Ng (@oliviale)
on CodePen.

Faster Layouts with CSS Grid (and Subgrid!)

Example of Faster Layouts with CSS Grid (and Subgrid!)

Geometric Business Card with CSS Grid

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Geometric business card with CSS Grid
by Liz Wendling (@Elwend)
on CodePen.

Grid Garden

Example of Grid Garden

Experiment with CSS Grid

Not enough designers use CSS grid. The responsive system is relatively new, but there are a lot of both fun and practical things you can do with it. From creating appealing page layouts to designing interesting modules, CSS grid is an untapped goldmine for web design.

Want to try it yourself? Follow these tutorials and learn how to use grids, or fork some of these pens and do some experimenting. See what you can pull off with a little CSS grid magic.

Written by Brenda Stokes Barron

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