Tailwind grid responsive 4 column blocks

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When it comes to tailwind layouts we have basically two main options.

  • Flexbox
  • Grid

If you know me, I use Flex for a lot of things. It's one of these things you start with and end up using for a lot of elements.

Today however I want to explore some grid action in Tailwind and see just how easy it can be.

We'll be creating a 4 column block layout for large devices, on tablet size they should stack 2-2 and on mobile, it should be 1 column.

The end result is as the following:

Tailwind responsive grid

4 Column grid blocks in Tailwind permalink

Let's start with our basic structure and style from there.

<div>
<div>
<div>1</div>
<div>2</div>
<div>3</div>
<div>4</div>
</div>
</div>

As you can see, I choose a double wrapper, the top div will be our container and the inner one will be the actual grid.

Let's add some basic styles for the containers first.

<div class="container mx-auto">
<div class="grid grid-cols-4 gap-6">
<div>1</div>
<div>2</div>
<div>3</div>
<div>4</div>
</div>
</div>

This will already give us quite a good column space.

CSS Grid basic layout

Let's quickly add some styling for our blocks.

<div class="container mx-auto">
<div class="grid grid-cols-4 gap-6">
<div
class="flex justify-center text-6xl border-2 border-gray-300 rounded-xl p-6 bg-gray-100"
>

1
</div>
<div
class="flex justify-center text-6xl border-2 border-gray-300 rounded-xl p-6 bg-gray-100"
>

2
</div>
<div
class="flex justify-center text-6xl border-2 border-gray-300 rounded-xl p-6 bg-gray-100"
>

3
</div>
<div
class="flex justify-center text-6xl border-2 border-gray-300 rounded-xl p-6 bg-gray-100"
>

4
</div>
</div>
</div>

Tailwind styled blocks

Pretty solid right?

However, this is not yet responsive, luckily for us, the Tailwind grid is super easy to make responsive.

All we have to do is add the breakpoints on our grid element.

Remember: Tailwind is mobile-first so that will be the mobile view.

<div class="grid grid-cols-1 md:grid-cols-2 lg:grid-cols-4 gap-6"></div>

You can find the full demo on this Codepen.

See the Pen Tailwind grid responsive 4 column blocks by Chris Bongers (@rebelchris) on CodePen.

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