CSS grid, along with a handful of other new CSS properties, are revolutionizing web design. Unfortunately, the industry hasn't embraced that revolution yet and a lot of it is centered around fear that we can trace back to problems with the current state of CSS grid tutorials.
The majority of them fall into one of two categories:
- Re-creating classic web design patterns. Grid is great at replicating classic web design patterns like card grids and "holy grail" pages.
- Playing around. Grid is also great for creating fun things like Monopoly boards or video game interfaces.
These types of tutorials are important for new technology. They're a starting point. Now is the time, as Jen Simmons says, to get out of our ruts. To do that, we must cast off our design fears.