grid-template-columns is used about 10× more than
grid-template-rows, but maybe everyone has just been missing out. Eric Meyer chucks a bunch of row lines onto his main site layout grid like this:
grid-template-rows: repeat(7, min-content) 1fr repeat(3, min-content);
That way, if you need to use them they are they for you:
I like this pattern. It feels good to me, having two sets of rows where the individual rows accordion open to accept content when needed, and collapse to zero height when not, with a “blank” row in between the sets that pushes them apart. It’s flexible, and even allows me to add more rows to the sets without having to rewrite all my layout styles.