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Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor
902 Points

Responsive Nested Question

Hey guys,

Quick one for you.. I want to nest some divs responsively and I can't get my head around it..

I'm using the code from the Treehouse tutorial, so I currently have..

<div class="container">
<div class="grid_7 alpha">

<div class="grid_5 omega">


Now I want to put 2 divs inside grid_7, one 3 spaces and one 4 spaces, with the generic margin in between.

So in the overall 12 grid, the two divs I'd want to put in would be grid_3 and grid_4.. but obviously it's different being nested into grid_7.

Can anyone tell me the best way to do this?


1 Answer

Ian Hempsell
Ian Hempsell
Courses Plus Student 37,036 Points

Hey Ben, I would suggest watching Guil's CSS Layout Techniques Deep Dive, in particular the Grid Layout section: http://teamtreehouse.com/library/css-layout-techniques

Guil explains really well how to create a responsive grid that doesn't need the alpha/omega classes adding.

You should be able to use something like this:

<div class="container">
  <div class="grid-7">
    <div class="grid-5">CONTENT</div>
    <div class="grid-7">CONTENT</div>
  <div class="gird-5">CONTENT</div>

Do you need to nest the columns into the first grid-7 column? Could you use grid-4/grid-4/grid/4 to achieve your 3 column page? It would make the stacking on smaller viewports easier ;o)

Hope this helps, Ian.

PS: when nesting, the grids still need to add up to 12. So, within your grid-7 parent column you would use grid-6/grid-6 for two equal child columns.