The Dark Side of the Grid (Part 1)

Manuel Matuzovic
Feb 9 · 1 min read

This is part 1 of 3 in a series of articles about CSS Grid layout and accessibility.

CSS Grid Layout is one of the most exciting recent CSS specifications because of its flexibility, extent, and power. It makes our lives so much easier but it also creates new dangers regarding user experience and accessibility.


It has already been two years since the first browsers, Chromium 57 and Firefox 52, shipped CSS Grid Layout un-prefixed. Many developers have experimented with it or are using it in production already. More will come as soon as support for Internet Explorer 10 and 11 becomes less important. Grid offers many ways of building layouts and it challenges us to rethink the way we approach them. This flexibility is great for our development experience, but it may come at the cost of user experience and accessibility if we don’t use it responsibly.

This series of articles will give you an overview of potential implementation pitfalls, or in other words, the dark side of the grid.

Read the rest of The Dark Side of the Grid (Part 1) on my blog.

Manuel Matuzovic

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Frontend Developer / @wearewebclerks meetup organizer / slavic studies student / @mmatuzo on Twitter