Why not complicate life a bit more? In the world of web design, life wouldn't make sense if we didn't complicate it a little. And to make our lives even harder, we have Grid and Flexbox! Both are super modern design tools, but each one has its own quirks that pull our hair out. So here we are to clear your doubts and, by the way, have a little fun!
First, let's talk about the difference between the two, so you feel like an expert at the next designers' meeting. Grid is like a chessboard where you can place your pieces however you want, regardless of whether they can actually move that way. Flexbox, on the other hand, is like an elastic band that stretches and shrinks your elements depending on its mood.
Now, if you're at a crossroads of which technology to use, we'll tell you there's no universal answer. But a general rule is: if you want a web design that looks like an abstract painting, use Grid; if you prefer a jumble of elements where nothing makes sense, choose Flexbox.
So that you're not left wondering, here are some examples.
CSS Grid: A maze with no exit
Ideal for those moments when you want to create a design with rows and columns, but it appears as if it was made by a conceptual artist.
CSS Flexbox: When anarchy takes shape
Perfect for when you have no idea what you're doing, but you still want your elements to look together and, at the same time, apart.
Mixing the unmixable: Grid and Flexbox
If they seem boring separately, try mixing them! It will be like combining oil and water, but in your web design. Imagine the endless possibilities of chaos and disorder!
But if you think this can't get worse, here are some examples of when everything goes wrong.
Using CSS Grid for a header: Who needs structure?
Why settle for a boring and structured header when you can create one that looks like it was designed by a 5-year-old with CSS Grid?
Using CSS Grid for tabs: What could go wrong?
Do you want your tabs to look like an impossible puzzle to solve? Use CSS Grid! Nothing better than seeing your visitors struggle to find the information they're looking for.
Abusing Grid and Flexbox: The apocalypse in your design
Who said less is more? Use Grid and Flexbox everywhere! That way, every time someone sees your website, they'll wonder if they're living in a surreal nightmare.
Well, now that you know the secrets of Grid and Flexbox, you're ready to embark on the wonderful world of chaos and despair in your web designs. Don't forget to share your masterpieces on social media so everyone can enjoy your amazing and confusing creations. Good luck!