The Flexbox Layout is also known as Flexible Box Layout Module, This module is a new format module in CSS3 which is made to improve the alignment, order, and direction of items in the container, while the factors like dynamic and unknown sizes don’t affect. The main character of the flex container is the mastery to change the height and width of its children to fill out the available space in the most effective way for different screen sizes.
Most of the developers and designers find the flexbox layout simpler to use because the positioning of the elements is easier thus more difficult layouts can be easily achieved with minimum code, Which leads to a simpler development process. Unlike block or inline layout (which are horizontally and vertically based), the Flexbox layout algorithm is direction based. But The Flexbox layout has to be used for small application components only, As the new CSS Grid Layout Module is coming out to manage the large-scale layout.
Prior to the Flexible Box Layout Module, there have been 4 layout modes:
- Inline, for text
- Positioned, for the explicit position of an element
- Block, for sections in a webpage
- Table, for two-dimensional table data
The Flexible Box Layout Module, helps it be easier to create a flexible responsive layout structure without even having to use floats or positioning.