Creating the Grid Layout Primitive Component Using Styled System

InstructorArtem Sapegin

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In this lesson we’ll create the Grid layout primitive component, that will allow us (together with other layout primitives) to create almost any complex layout without writing custom CSS. We’ll use Styled System to create this component.

Grid is a shortcut to create CSS Grid layouts: it’s based on the Box component but defines display: grid. We can use it like this:

  justifyContent={[null, 'space-between']}
  justifyItems={['center', null]}
  gridAutoFlow={[null, 'column']}
  <Box>© Chuck Norris, 1940</Box>
  <Box>Have a nice day!</Box>

This will create two <div>s stacked one on top of the other with a 8 pixels (third step in our spacing scale) gap on narrow screens and aligned at the left and right sides of the CSS Grid container on wide screens.

We’ll use following libraries:

You can either use this lesson’s Git repository or install them manually in your project:

npm install styled-components styled-system

Useful links and documentation: