GoldSpec Digital4,185 Points
I think I get this but I just want to make sure.
Flexbox basis is used to determine the initial minimum width of a flexbox item, before it distributes the space.
But, if the item goes below the min width specified, then.... it gets bigger?
Okay so I don't really get it...
Steven Parker186,980 Points
It can be confusing, particularly when you consider that it interacts with the other flex factors.
Also, a bit of experimentation might be more useful than more descriptions.
Here's a cute playground tool: Flexy Boxes