What's a liquid layout?


A liquid layout, also known as a fluid layout, is a type of web page layout that adjusts to the size of the viewport or browser window. The layout uses percentages or flexible units, such as em or rem, to set the widths and heights of elements, rather than fixed pixels. This allows the layout to resize and rearrange elements as the viewport changes size.

Liquid layouts are useful for creating responsive designs that work well on a wide range of devices and screen sizes. They can also help to improve the user experience by making it easier to read and navigate the page on smaller screens.

To create a liquid layout, you can use flexible units and the max-width and min-width properties to set the dimensions of elements. You can also use media queries to apply different styles to different viewport sizes.

Here is an example of a simple liquid layout using the flex and min-width properties:

.container {
    display: flex;
    flex-wrap: wrap;

.column {
    flex: 1;
    min-width: 200px;

This layout uses a container element with the flex display mode to create a flexible grid of columns. The columns have a flex value of 1, which makes them equally flexible and allows them to fill the available space in the container. The min-width property sets a minimum width for the columns, so that they do not become too narrow on smaller screens.

For more information on liquid layouts and responsive design, you can refer to the following resources:

MDN: https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Learn/CSS/CSS_layout/Responsive_Design {:target=“_blank”}