FAQ: CSS Grid Essentials - Repeat

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Can someone explain this exercise to me? I don’t get it…
repeat(3, 1fr) / 3fr 50% 1fr;
How does this end up being 7 rows and 1 column?

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There is 3 rows and 3 columns.

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it’s probably creating 7 rows, because you are using codecademy HTML template with 7 divs. Check your HTML code, 7 items :slight_smile:

but can we combine “repeat” with Grid Template to optimize the code?
or it’s only for rows/columns:

grid-template-rows: repeat(4, 50% 150px 150px);
grid-template-columns: repeat(44, 1fr);


PS: grid-template: repeat(12, 1fr) / repeat(6, 1fr);

So like, I wasn’t able to complete the exercise on my own because I thought the repeat function was only for rows/columns. But when I got the solution, apparently it works for Grid Template to optimize the code.

There are three rows. The first row has 3 items. The second row has 3 items. The third row has 1 item.

Each item is represented by a <div> in the HTML code.


It is simply a shortcut.

grid-template-columns: repeat(2, 20px 50px)

“This code will create four columns where the first and third columns will be 20 pixels wide and the second and fourth will be 50 pixels wide.” This from the curriculum.

It seems intuitive that this would produce 4 columns of 20, 20, 50, 50 but the answer says that we don’t move sequentially from left to right when we use the repeat function. We treat the 20px and 50px like a pair and repeat the pair?


What repeats is the space separated sequence following the count value. There is only one comma in that expression. Repeat 20px 50px means the distribution will be 20px 50px 20px 50px