Yelp Facebook LinkedIn YouTube Twitter Instagram

Flexbox, Grid, & Bootstrap

CSS Layout & Bootstrap Classes in NYC

Create Responsive Webpage Layouts Easier Than Ever Before

CSS Flexbox and CSS Grid are two powerful ways to layout content in a webpage. Flexbox and grid are newer CSS layout technologies aimed at making it easier to create responsive layouts that are optimized for any size screen.

In this class you’ll learn how to use flexbox and grid to layout, align, and reorder webpage content, as well as make it adapt to different size screens. You’ll learn how both techniques are useful, and when to use each. You’ll also learn how to use Bootstrap (which uses Flexbox) to rapidly code up pages without having to write as much CSS.

If you’ve been coding CSS but don’t know flexbox and grid yet, it’s time to learn them! They enable you to create layouts that were either impossible to build previously, or they empower you to build layouts more faster and more easily than before.

Prerequisite: HTML & CSS coding experience equivalent to our Web Development Level 2 class.

  • Small Classes
  • Computer Provided
  • Book included
  • Free Retake

GSS Grid makes creating webpage layouts easier

Create Masonry style layouts using CSS Grid

Vertically center content easily with Flexbox or Grid

Align & Reorder Content using Flexbox & Grid

Quickly build webpages with Bootstrap's pre-made grid-system & components without having to code as much CSS

Learn Flexbox, Grid, & Bootstrap

Quickly get up to speed with flexbox and grid, which enable you to create complex webpage layouts faster and easier than ever before. These newer CSS techniques are essential for any modern web developer to know. After taking this 12-hour training you’ll be able to start using flexbox, grid, and Bootstrap right away.

  • “I could not have asked for a better presentation of material and style of learning. The teacher was excellent and had an excellent understanding of the subject matter. Best web classes going!”

    Ray Hill

  • “Learning about Flex, Grid, and Bootstrap has changed my understanding of web design. I'm so glad I took this course!”

    Jake Thomas

  • “Over the years, the good people at Noble Desktop have solved the magical mysteries of web design and web coding! Cheers!”

    Adam Bohannon

Hands-on Teaching Style

“I really enjoyed the format of this class...Watching the instructor go through the lesson first and give extra tips to help solidify the information outside of what is written in the workbook is immeasurably helpful... The course helped to show the "why" behind the process. The instructors have been very knowledgeable...The hands on approach is just what is needed in this type of course.”
Sarah Lightman, Senior Marketing Specialist

Students learning web design

Custom Flexbox, Grid, & Bootstrap Workbook Included

Our Flexbox, Grid, & Bootstrap class comes with a custom written step-by-step training workbook. Recreate the class projects and refresh the material anytime after the class.

Every Flexbox, Grid, Bootstrap class comes with a custom workbook

Part of a Certificate Program

This class is included in our web development certificate programs. Take the other courses to earn a certificate!

Web Design Certificate graduates

Learn more about Flexbox, Grid, and Bootstrap & our classes

What are Flexbox & Grid? Flexbox and grid are new CSS layout techniques. Flexbox and grid are different approaches to laying out content and can be used together. While grid is newer, it does not replace flexbox. There are scenarios in which you could use both, so both are useful to know.

On the CSS Tricks article What’s the Difference Between Flexbox and Grid? Beverly @aszenitha commented “Use grid when you already have the layout structure in mind, and flex when you just want everything to fit. Layout first vs content first.”

Flexbox, Grid, & Bootstrap Explained

Let’s look at what each of these three things is, when to use them, and how they relate to each other.

What is CSS Flexbox?

CSS flexbox is primarily used when laying out webpage content in one direction (row or column). We say primarily because flexbox content can wrap, which would create multiple rows and columns. Its focus is not on creating a full grid though, as CSS grid does.

We use flexbox to size, align, and distribute content in a direction (row or column). In a world of various sized devices, the flexibility of flexbox enables us to size content for different size screens, to change from a column direction on mobile to a row direction on desktop, and to even reorder content differently on multiple screen sizes.

What is CSS Grid?

Grid is the first CSS technique that lets you define a grid of columns and rows onto which you place the content of your webpage. You can place the content into an area of the grid regardless of the HTML source order, and the grid can be completely different on various screens sizes! This enables you to build responsive webpages that adapt to screen size in a much better (and easier) way than we could previously. Reordering content according to screen size is much easier with grid.

If you’re new to coding you may not appreciate just how revolutionary grid is and why web developers are so excited about it. Compared to the ways we previously coded webpage layouts, grid changes everything. It works very differently than CSS floats, display as inline, and tables (from the early days of the web), etc. It gives us the ability to create more interesting and attractive layouts, with less code that’s more intuitive to work with.

What is Bootstrap?

Bootstrap is a popular front-end component library. It’s a collection of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript that lets you layout out webpages (using their grid of rows and columns) and add components (navbars, carousels, buttons, and more) using only HTML. You can add your own CSS to customize the appearance, or you can use Bootstrap’s stock appearance.

Flexbox and grid are CSS, which is understood natively by web browsers. Bootstrap is a collection of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript code that is stored in files which your webpage must load. This does add extra download time, so if you can write your own code instead of using Bootstrap, it will result in a smaller, faster loading webpage. So why do people use Bootstrap? Depending on what you’re doing, it may be faster to develop with Bootstrap because the code’s already been written. As with anything, there are tradeoffs in developer time and performance. Bootstrap can be faster and easy to work with because you don't have to know CSS as well. Even if you're a CSS expert, it may be faster to build something with Bootstrap.

Behind the scenes, Bootstrap 4 is based on Flexbox. If you’re used Bootstrap 3, version 4 made some fairly major changes to the way it works. It’s not a drop-in replacement and you will need to understand how flexbox works to fully understand and utilize Bootstrap 4.

CSS flexbox and grid are making it easier for developers to create layouts quickly. That means some developer will use flexbox and grid instead of Bootstrap. Other developers (especially back-end) are not as good with CSS and will, therefore, continue to choose Bootstrap because it’s quick and easy to use. You will likely encounter sites built with Bootstrap (especially many WordPress themes), so Bootstrap is a useful thing to know and include on your resume.

About This Class

If you already know some HTML and CSS, but have not learned Flexbox and Grid yet, this class is perfect to get you up and running quickly.

If you’re just getting started coding webpages, this class is part of the core web curriculum of our web development certificates. That means you’ll learn these concepts in each of these certificate programs:

Check out all our web design & web development classes, including courses in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Sketch, and Adobe XD.