FAQ: Grids and Spacing - Grid Gutters

This community-built FAQ covers the “Grid Gutters” exercise from the lesson “Grids and Spacing”.

Paths and Courses
This exercise can be found in the following Codecademy content:

Full-Stack Engineer
Front-End Engineer

FAQs on the exercise Grid Gutters

There are currently no frequently asked questions associated with this exercise – that’s where you come in! You can contribute to this section by offering your own questions, answers, or clarifications on this exercise. Ask or answer a question by clicking reply (reply) below.

If you’ve had an “aha” moment about the concepts, formatting, syntax, or anything else with this exercise, consider sharing those insights! Teaching others and answering their questions is one of the best ways to learn and stay sharp.

Join the Discussion. Help a fellow learner on their journey.

Ask or answer a question about this exercise by clicking reply (reply) below!
You can also find further discussion and get answers to your questions over in #get-help.

Agree with a comment or answer? Like (like) to up-vote the contribution!

Need broader help or resources? Head to #get-help and #community:tips-and-resources. If you are wanting feedback or inspiration for a project, check out #project.

Looking for motivation to keep learning? Join our wider discussions in #community

Learn more about how to use this guide.

Found a bug? Report it online, or post in #community:Codecademy-Bug-Reporting

Have a question about your account or billing? Reach out to our customer support team!

None of the above? Find out where to ask other questions here!

I don’t understand this part of the lesson:

“While there is no set standard for a gutter width, it’s best practice to select a size that visually separates horizontal columns but is significantly thinner than the width of a column.”

What is a “horizontal column”? Aren’t columns vertical and rows horizontal?

In short, here, horizontal column refers to X-axis for columns. The above paragraph states that gutters should be visually smaller than columns width itself. For example, lets assume our Grid layout for 6 columns is as ‘------’ where dashes ‘-’ represents columns and gap between two columns(gutter) is represented by the space ’ ’ between dashes. Horizontal column refers to left to right (or right to left) view for these columns.

can you modify the size of a single gutter? or the size for the gutter will be the same for all of them?