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Amandeep Pasricha
Amandeep Pasricha
14,932 Points

Why does it make sense to multiply the number of items by the gutter value,as if they are linearly dependent?

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1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,937 Points

There's gutter space around each of the items, so the total space taken up by the gutters is the space of one multiplied by the number of items.

Amandeep Pasricha
Amandeep Pasricha
14,932 Points

@Steven Parker So if you say gutter is 10px, does that mean there is 5px on both sides of an item or just 10px on oneside and 10px on the other side of an item?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,937 Points

The video example uses $gutter to represent one side, then converts it to percent and multiplies it by 2 to get $g-pct which represents both sides. That's the value that is multiplied by $items.