FAQ: CSS Grid Essentials - Multiple Row Items


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grid-template: repeat(4, 1fr 2fr) / repeat(4, 3fr 2fr);
This above is the code used in the exercise for the parent element. the question demanded you apportion a child item to occupy the fifth and sixth rows. but from the code above the parent grid has only four rows.


From this we can conclude that the grid has 8 rows…

  <div class="grid">
    <div class="box a">A</div>
    <div class="box b">B</div>
.a {
  grid-row-start: 5;
  grid-row-end: 7;
.b {
  grid-row-start: 7;
  grid-row-end: 9;


I‎ just got it. I forgot that repeat(4, 1fr 2fr) means duplicate


Why do we use two separate classes

.box and .a 

instead of just

 .box a


With no class denotation (the dot) the a is seen as an element type, meaning it would look like this in the HTML…

<div class="box">
    <a href="#">link text</a>

With the dot it is a combinator where both classes must match.

<div class"box a">


This helped. Thank you.


Does anyone understand what having negative grid-row-start/end does? The link didn’t really help me.