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FAQ: Advanced CSS Grid - Grid Template Areas

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I’ve a question:

One task 4 - Use the grid-template-columns property to make the first column 200 pixels wide and the second column 400 pixels wide." Why does this code impact those specific grid sections and not all of them?

.container {
display: grid;
max-width: 900px;
position: relative;
margin: auto;
grid-gap: 10px;
grid-template-areas:
“header header”
“nav nav”
“left right”
“footer footer”;
grid-template-columns:200px 400px;

I am guessing that there is some sort of column separation occurring in the Header, nav and Footer sections. However, since those sections have been styled the same between the two columns, we are unable to see the differing column width values.

what is the difference between and .
and why doweuse

can you explain the elements

Is it possible to consolidate grid-template-rows, grid-template-columns, and grid-template-areas into just grid-template?

In style.css:

.container {
[…]
margin: auto
[…]

Why is the grid not centered when we expand the browser window?

If I’m understanding the question correctly,

“header header” = (header)200px + (header)400px = 600px
“nav nav” = (nav)200px + (nav)400px = 600px
“left right” = (left)200px + (right)400px = 600px
“footer footer” = (footer)200px + (footer)400px = 600px

so grid-template-columns did work on all of them (everything grid-template related)