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Rachel Andrew is a front and back-end web developer, author and speaker. She is an author or co-author of 22 books including The New CSS Layout and a regular contributor to a number of publications both online and offline.

Rachel is also co-founder of the CMS Perch and Notist, Editor in Chief of Smashing Magazine, a Google Developer Expert and a member of the CSS Working Group. She also writes about business and technology on her own blog.

Does It Work? Using The New CSS Layout

Over the past two years, we have moved from a situation where we essentially lacked a layout system for the web, to one where a complex and flexible system is emerging. A system with Grid and Flexbox as the headline features, and backed by a range of concepts and CSS properties and values which help us make sense of what it is to do layout on the web.

In this talk, we will take a look at CSS layout in a holistic way. Rather than thinking Grid or Flexbox first, we will look at the patterns we need to build, and then discover which bits of CSS we might need to use to realise them. Along the way we’ll encounter Grid, Flexbox, the BFC, and Writing Modes. All part of the layout system that we now have in CSS.