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Flexbox is a flexible box layout that enables web designers to build and organize website layouts using a simple set of CSS rules. Advance your web developer skills and discover the benefits when you learn Flexbox.

What is the Flexbox Layout module?

The CSS Flexbox (flexible box) Layout module is a one-dimensional web layout module that simplifies the creation of CSS layouts. Web developers can use flexbox to achieve complex and responsive structures without using techniques like positioning or floats. 

Flexbox controls the layout based on a row or column, one direction at a time. It provides complete control of the alignment, movement, order, and size of document elements. The module enables users to lay out, align, and distribute space, even when the size or viewport of the components is unknown or dynamic. 

The Flexbox container can change its elements’ height and width to fill the available free space best and shrink them to prevent an overflow. This capability makes Flexbox an ideal mobile and responsive design solution, enabling website users to see all the website elements clearly on whatever device they’re using in any browser.Footnote 1

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CSS Flexbox tutorial curriculum

Flexbox tutorials might recommend that learners understand HTML and CSS before starting a course. In an introductory CSS course, you could learn how to use Flexbox containers, the parent element, and Flexbox items, the child element within a container.

A Flexbox tutorial or CSS course may cover web design and style and concepts of a markup language. Learners can also practice how to create flexible layouts with both static and dynamic content and how to build responsive design and create modern grids.

If you are interested in adding new skills to your resume, edX offers a variety of educational pathways, including boot camps as well as bachelor’s degree programs and master’s degree programs. Find the right course for you.

Jobs that use Flexbox

Professionals who work in website design or development may benefit from knowing how to use Flexbox. Jobs in which Flexbox knowledge may come in handy include: 

  • Web developer: Web developers build and maintain a website’s technical aspects, performance, capacity, speed, and content. They also integrate applications into a website’s functionality.

  • Digital designer: Digital designers create, develop, and test the appearance and functionality of a website or interface functions, navigation, and layout.Footnote 2

  • Software engineer/developer: Software engineers and developers create and maintain web applications and collaborate with developers to solve complex business problems using technology.Footnote 2

Web developer jobs that use Flexbox

Web developer careers are often grouped into three categories: full-stack, back-end, and front-end web developer. Back-end web developers manage the technical construction of a website, such as the server, application, and database. Front-end web developers are responsible for the look and layout of a website, including graphics, applications, and other content. Full-stack developers work with both the front- and back-ends of a website. Full-stack, back-end, and front-end web developer jobs may all use Flexbox to achieve their goals. 

To qualify for these positions, your experience and education will have to align with the specific company and job posting, which will vary. edX offers a variety of educational pathways to build these skills, such as a coding boot camp or a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

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