FAQ: CSS Grid Essentials - Grid Items


#1

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#2

In an earlier lesson, we learned about tables in html.

In this course, we’re learning about grids. So far, grids and tables seem to do pretty much the same things. What are the advantages of using the new CSS Grid tools rather than the old fashioned table markup in html?


#3

tables where never designed to be used to make the layout of a website.

sure, at first they look similair, but grid is certainly more powerful and easier to design a responsive web page (without having to hack). see:

https://medium.com/@js_tut/new-things-css-grid-brings-to-the-table-e465cb5d2841 (check out Carson McKinstry comment as well)
https://www.freecodecamp.org/forum/t/css-grids-vs-html-tables/195380