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Discussion on: Flexbox vs CSS Grid: Which one do you prefer?

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Giorgos Sarigiannidis

They are two different tools for different purposes, even if they can overlap in some cases. If the task can be done equally well and painless with any of them, I tend to prefer Flexbox because of the better browser compatibility.

Sometimes, though, Grid can offer you much more convenience and is much more powerful. For example, if I had to build this layout with Flexbox I'd had to go into a nesting nightmare, as the order of the elements was very specific on each breakpoint. With Grid, the HTML markup was just a bunch of same-level divs and everything was handled with CSS.