What are Design Systems and who are Design Systems for

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Over the past few years, there has been quite a rise in the significance of Design Systems. This is the case for both small and large businesses. While many might find the whole process of understanding the development, implementation, and utilization of Design Systems to be complex and overwhelming, it is actually based on straightforward practices and fundamentals.

So, you might be wondering what is a Design System and why is it important? In this article, I will be talking all about what a Design System is and why we need them.

What is a Design System?

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With CSS Grid you can create complex web designs. It is very intuitive and very well supported by the major browsers. In this article I will show how to build layouts in CSS Grids.

Setting Up CSS Grid

It is very simple to get CSS Grid up and running. First of all I would recommend to download Firefox’s Developer Edition. Firefox has some great Dev Tools included, which makes it very easy to examine the CSS grid.

Here is the markup for a container (parent) with six items (children) in it:


<div class="container">
<div class="item item1">1</div>
<div class="item item2">2</div>
<div class="item item3">3</div>
<div class="item item4">4</div>
<div class="item item5">5</div>
<div class="item item6">6</div>…


Jennifer Wjertzoch

Berlin based Frontend Developer with a background in Art and Design.

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