CSS CSS Layout Basics CSS Layout Project Creating and Styling the Layout Containers

Amandeep Pasricha
Amandeep Pasricha
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How do we know when to add a gutter to our columns?

For the purposes of this course, under what conditions should we add a gutter to our columns? Is it always needed when working with columns? Do margins count as gutters, or is padding defined as a gutter as well?

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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"Gutter" is a term from the printing industry that simply refers to space between columns. It's not a reference to any specific technique. They can be created by any of several methods, including padding or margins.

The use of a gutter is a design decision. They are added anytime they improve the attractiveness and/or readability of the layout.

Robert O'Toole
Robert O'Toole
6,339 Points

where is the gutter and column lessons. did i skip something?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
203,989 Points

This is mentioned in the linked video, Creating and Styling the Layout Containers, at about 4 minutes in.