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46: CSS Grid Layout | An interview with Rachel Andrew

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This week we talk CSS Grid with the amazing and great Rachel Andrew, who has been leading the charge with Grid for a while now. We talked about the origin of Grid, what we'll be able to do with it and when it's going to be ready to use (sooner that we realised). We also talked about how she got started as a developer, her work with the W3C CSS Working Group, and of course Perch CMS (my favourite).

Our Toolstar is a CSS Grid Layout learning resource, Grid By Example ( It's a repository of tutorials, articles, videos and resources for learning grid managed by Rachel (I don't know how she gets so much stuff done).

It's a Bristol sound themed Jukebox this week. My pick is 'Glory Box' by Portishead, and Ben went for 'Black Steel' a Public Enemy track covered by Tricky with vocalist Martina Topley-Bird. They'll be added to the Relative Paths Alt Playlist ( The original Relative Paths Playlist is also available for you to code along to (

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The music we use for various intro bits, stings and outro is ‘Vitreous Detachment’ by Origamibiro, used with kind permission.

– Mark


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