July 19, 2023

Build A Simple but Tricky Bricks Builder CSS Grid Layout

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Building a Bricks Builder CSS Grid Layout can sometimes be a challenging task. Let’s have a look together with Design with Cracka how to set up a simple-looking grid layout. Below you will find an overview but we advise you to follow along with the video as there are a lot of small steps to take.

Understanding CSS Grid Layout

CSS Grid Layout is a two-dimensional system that allows you to control the layout of items on both rows and columns in your web design. Unlike other layout models like Flexbox (which is one-dimensional), CSS Grid Layout gives you more control and flexibility over your designs. It’s like having a grid paper where you can place and align items exactly where you want them.

Challenges in Bricks Builder

When using CSS Grid Layout in Bricks Builder, you might face some challenges. One of the most common ones is dealing with images of different sizes. If not handled correctly, these images can disrupt the uniformity of the grid layout, leading to an uneven and unprofessional look.

Setting Up a Grid Layout

To set up a grid layout in Bricks Builder, you’ll need to follow a few steps:

  1. Add a section and a container in Bricks Builder.
  2. Use Query Loop to pull in the post and post data.
  3. Add a block in the container, which will be your Loop item.
  4. Set the container to display grid.
  5. Set the grid to three columns and add a gap.

This will create a simple three-column grid layout.

Using the ‘nth-child’ Selector

The ‘nth-child’ selector in CSS is a pseudo-class that allows you to select and style specific elements based on their position in a group of siblings. It’s like being able to pick out every third person in a line, or the first person, or the last. In the context of a CSS grid layout, this can be incredibly useful for applying styles to specific grid items.

Here’s how you can use the ‘nth-child’ selector in your CSS:

.container div:nth-child(3n) {
  background-color: lightblue;

In this example, the ‘nth-child(3n)’ is targeting every third div element inside the container. The ‘3n’ is an equation where ‘n’ is a counter starting at 0, so ‘3n’ represents multiples of 3 (0, 3, 6, 9, etc.). The selected div elements will have a light blue background color.

You can replace ‘3n’ with any number depending on which elements you want to target. For instance, ‘nth-child(2n)’ will target every second element, ‘nth-child(4n)’ will target every fourth element, and so on.

The ‘nth-child’ selector also accepts keywords ‘even’ and ‘odd’, so you can style every even or odd element differently. For example:

.container div:nth-child(even) {
  background-color: lightblue;

.container div:nth-child(odd) {
  background-color: lightgreen;

In this case, every even div element will have a light blue background, and every odd div element will have a light green background.

Remember, the ‘nth-child’ selector counts all children, not just the ones that match the specified element. So if you have a mix of different elements (like divs, sections, and articles), it will count all of them.

Incorporating Images into the Grid Layout

Adding images to a grid layout can complicate things. To prevent images from disrupting the layout, you can place the image inside a block or a div, set the block to position relative, and the image to position absolute. This will ensure that the image takes up the correct amount of space within the grid.

Adjusting the Grid Layout for Different Breakpoints

In today’s world, people use devices of all sizes to browse the web. That’s why it’s important to adjust your grid layout for different breakpoints. This ensures that your layout remains responsive and looks good on all screen sizes.

Bricks Builder CSS Grid Layout Conclusion

Mastering CSS Grid Layout in Bricks Builder might seem challenging at first, but with understanding and practice, it can become a powerful tool in your web design toolkit.

Build A Simple but Tricky Bricks Builder CSS Grid Layout
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