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SUIT CSS components-grid

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A CSS grid component. The grid makes use of inline-block and box-sizing to provide features that float-based layouts cannot.

N.B. This component relies on particular dimensions being applied to cells in the grid via other classes. For example, suitcss-utils-size.

Read more about SUIT CSS.


  • npm: npm install suitcss-components-grid
  • Component(1): component install suitcss/components-grid
  • Bower: bower install suit-components-grid
  • Download: zip


  • Fluid layout.
  • Intelligent cell wrapping.
  • Horizontal centering of cells.
  • Custom vertical alignment of cells (top, bottom, or middle).
  • Cell width is controlled independently of grid gutter.
  • Infinite nesting.
  • Built-in redundancy.

Available classes

  • Grid: core component
  • Grid--alignCenter: center-align all child Grid-cell
  • Grid--alignRight: right-align all child Grid-cell
  • Grid--alignMiddle: middle-align all child Grid-cell
  • Grid--alignBottom: bottom-align all child Grid-cell
  • Grid--withGutter: adds a gutter between cells
  • Grid-cell: a child cell of Grid that wraps grid content
  • Grid-cell--center: center an individual Grid-cell

Configurable variables

  • --Grid-font-size: the font-size to use within the Grid (defaults to 1rem).
  • --Grid-gutter-size: the width of the gutter applied by the Grid--withGutter modifier class.


A simple grid is easy to create. A grid container can have any number of child cells.

<div class="Grid [Grid--alignCenter|Grid--alignRight|Grid--alignMiddle|Grid--alignBottom]">
  <div class="Grid-cell u-size1of2 u-lg-size6of12"></div>
  <div class="Grid-cell u-size1of2 u-lg-size4of12"></div>
  <div class="Grid-cell u-size1of3 u-lg-size2of12"></div>
  <div class="Grid-cell u-size1of3"></div>

Widths and offsets

Cell widths and offsets can be controlled using the responsive sizing utilities and responsive offset utilities, respectively.

One limitation of creating grid gutters in the manner shown above is that it prevents any offset utilities applied directly to the Grid component from functioning as expected.


<div class="Grid Grid--withGutter">
  <div class="Grid-cell u-size1of2 u-before1of4 u-after1of4">


<div class="Grid Grid--withGutter u-before1of4 u-after1of4">
  <div class="Grid-cell">

You can nest grids in any context, including one that uses dimension or offset utilities, but keep in mind that the the dimensions will be relative to the grid's width, and not the width of the whole application.

<div class="u-before1of4 u-after1of4">
  <div class="Grid Grid--withGutter">
    <div class="Grid-cell u-size1of2"> <!-- 50% of the width of the Grid -->


Install Node (comes with npm).

npm install

To generate a build:

npm run build

To generate the testing build.

npm run build-test

Basic visual tests are in test/index.html.

Browser support

  • Google Chrome (latest)
  • Opera (latest)
  • Firefox 4+
  • Safari 5+
  • Internet Explorer 9+
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