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Dan Williams
Dan Williams
5,339 Points

Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout vs. Grid structure layout for website design now and in the future

I'm completing the "Become a Web Designer" learning adventure. At the start of the course it talks about using a grid layout to structure page content. Then at a later stage it introduces the concept of Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout.

Take away that Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout is not currently supported by all browsers yet and has still to be fully approved etc.

Once this happens, does that mean I can build sites purely on the Flexbox and Multi-Column Layout basis? or is there still advantages to using grids?

Flex box etc seems a much lighter approach to standard html/css page design

When would I use one and not the other?

Thanks for your thoughts.


1 Answer

Andrew Shook
Andrew Shook
31,709 Points

You could go to strictly with flex box and multi-column layout but then your sites wouldn't be backwards compatible with older browser version. This is a problem now with certain parts of CSS 3. Of course, if you don't care about backwards compatibility then go for it.