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Flamingo CSS

Flamingo CSS is a simple responsive fluid grid framework with no gutters. It has two responsive breakpoints for tablet (1250px) and mobile (770px). The CSS grid has 12 columns rendered by default. SASS variables are easily updated to set the number of column classes rendered in the CSS or to adjust the responsive breakpoints.

Example usage

Rows and Containers

Grid containers should be wrapped in .flg-row.

Grid containers should contain the .flg class as well as a column width definition. Column widths are defined similar to fractions. eg, you have 4 columns and want to occupy 3 of the 4. As a fraction, this would read "3/4". As an html container, the Flamingo class would read .flg-3-4.

For tablet or mobile widths, include the tab- or mob- identifiers. eg, .flg-mob-1-1 would make the container 100% wide when the viewport hits 770px or narrower.

<div class="flg-row">
  <div class="flg flg-1-4 flg-tab-1-1">[ ... ]</div>
  <div class="flg flg-3-4 flg-tab-1-1">[ ... ]</div>

Offset Classes

To create negative space between columns, add the ml- offset class. The mnemonic here is ml- stands for margin-left. To create a container on the right 1/4 side of the screen, use the .flg-ml-3-4 class to push the column over.

<div class="flg-row">
  <div class="flg flg-1-4 flg-ml-3-4">[ ... ]</div>

The offset classes are also available for tablet and mobile resolutions. To remove the left margin spacing for responsive, use the .flg-tab-ml-0 and .flg-mob-ml-0 classes.

<div class="flg-row">
  <div class="flg flg-1-4 flg-ml-3-4 flg-mob-1-1 flg-mob-ml-0">[ ... ]</div>

Browser Compatibility

Flamingo uses the box-sizing CSS property, which is not available on all browsers. For compatibility matrix, see Can I use

Customizing the Framework

The framework can be customized for a smaller footprint if not all 12 columns are desired or if more than 12 columns are required for your layout. To do this, you will need to have SASS gem running locally. For details on how to do this, see the Compass instructions.

  • With Compass/SASS installed, update the $total-cols variable in flg.scss to the desired number of grid columns.
  • Once you have made changes to flg.scss, open a command prompt and cd to the repo on your local workstation and render the CSS using compass compile:
> cd \Source\Github\FlamingoCSS
> compass compile

To update the responsive breakpoints, edit the $media-tablet and $media-mobile variables and then compile the CSS using compass compile as described above.

If you don't want to spin up SASS on your local workstation, you can change the responsive breakpoints in the CSS file. Just look for the two big comment blocks that start the tablet and mobile style sections and edit the @media queries directly beneath them:

/*	================================================================================ */
/*	Responsive layouts for tablet. */
/*	================================================================================ */
@media only screen and (max-width: 1250px) {
[ ... ]
/*	================================================================================ */
/*	Responsive layouts for mobile. */
/*	================================================================================ */
@media only screen and (max-width: 769px) { 
[ ... ]


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