Writing Modes And CSS Layout

This is not an article about the practical or creative application of this property. Instead, I want to demonstrate why understanding writing modes is so important — even to those of us who rarely need to change the writing mode of a page or component. The support of multiple writing modes is key to the way that our new layout methods of Flexbox and Grid Layout have been designed. Understanding this can unlock a better understanding of how these layout methods work.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2019/08/writing-modes-layout/