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Wes Bos

Wes Bos

XL5G3 Full Stack JavaScript Developer. Creator of really good web development courses. BBQ enthusiast.

Scott Tolinski

Scott Tolinski

Web Developer, NX2V1, Creator of Level Up Tuts, Bboy, Robotops Crew and Youtuber

Playing: 345: Hasty Treat - Container Queries Are Here



Apr 19th, 2021

Hasty Treat - Container Queries Are Here

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In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about CSS container queries, what they are and how to use them.

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Show Notes

07:22 - Why?

  • Container queries are media queries for components (e.g. they are based on the element's size, not the browser).
  • This is in line with how we write components.
  • It will change the way we write CSS.

08:49 - The Syntax

  • Containers need to be defined as containers via containment context
.container {
  contain: size layout;

New contain value:

.inline-container {
  contain: inline-size;

This is the same as the logical properties. Assuming you read LTR, or RTL:

  • size - width and height
  • inline-size = width
  • block-size = height
/* @container <container-query-list> { <stylesheet> } */
@container (inline-size > 45em) {
  .media-object {
    grid-template: "img content" auto / auto 1fr;

18:49 - How to try them today

  1. Download and/or update Chrome Canary
  2. Go to chrome://flags
  3. Search and enable "CSS Container Queries"
  4. Restart the browser

19:27 - Demos

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