topic-list-previews: tiles: make it responsive to sidebars

topic-list-previews: tiles: make it responsive to sidebars
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Feature

tiles: make it responsive to sidebars

Description

make tiles responsive to sidebars so they don’t cause a cramped view with 3 columns squeezed together.

Use Case

make tiles responsive to sidebars so they don’t cause a cramped view with 3 columns squeezed together.

Budget

Almost there with this. Have an experimental alternative tiles renderer with CSS Grid working. Only issue is that Chrome based browsers cant cope with the large numbers of rows involved so may have to wait til that is resolved.

so may have to wait til that is resolved.

Do you mean until Chrome is updated? You might be waiting a while.

Yes. Chrome only supports 1000 rows, whereas Firefox supports 10,000 rows. This limit imho prevents us from adopting this approach until that limit is lifted. Of course there is a big risk it won’t be as the grid was never supposed to support this many rows (tens of thousands) and presumably they are trying to minimise memory use. However CSS Grid 2.0 is coming and apparently this may be dealt with as part of that.

Just an update: Firefox (who wasn’t the bad kid in the class in any case) has released its first major update for CSS Grid to support Subgrid:

Firefox FTW!

This has piled pressure on the Chrome guys:

https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=618969

(The hope is that this might require a ‘grid engine’ update and improve the non-functional specification).

@members, this is quite significant in general.

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Thanks for the update - I’m a complete CSS Grid and Subgrid newbie so have no real idea what the practical implications are, but it sure sounds useful from the MDN docs

Do get into CSS Grid, it saves a tonne of effort. Have not used subgrid yet. Not going to be massively useful but who’s to argue with an extra tool?

This issue has just been assigned! Whoop! Here’s hoping!!!

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