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Muhammad Salman
Muhammad Salman

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What is the difference between flexbox and grid?

The main difference between flexbox and grid is the way they arrange items within a container. Flexbox is designed for laying out items in a single dimension, either in a row or a column. Grid, on the other hand, is designed for arranging items in two dimensions, in rows and columns.

Here are some other key differences between flexbox and grid:

  • Flexbox is more suitable for smaller and simpler layouts, while grid is better suited for larger and more complex layouts.
  • Flexbox works with the notion of flexible sizes, where items can grow or shrink to fill the available space. Grid, on the other hand, works with the notion of fixed sizes, where items are placed in a grid of fixed-size rows and columns.
  • Flexbox uses properties such as flex-direction, flex-wrap, justify-content, and align-items to control the layout of items. Grid uses properties such as grid-template-columns, grid-template-rows, grid-template-areas, and grid-gap to control the layout of items.
  • Overall, flexbox and grid are two different CSS layout modules that can be used to arrange items on a page. They have different strengths and weaknesses, and which one to use depends on the specific requirements of the layout you are trying to create.

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