The "big two"I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Foundaton 6 is out, and it has a Flexbox version of its grid as an option. Ditto the yet-to-be released Bootstrap 4. They’re keeping the old grids around for the people who need to support less-compliant browsers, but they’re ready to make the switch.
Flexbox GridThis aptly-named grid system keeps to ye olde twelve columns. It has all of the familiarity of 960.gs, all of Flexbox’s advanced layout capability, plus the responsive-ready classes (extra small, small, medium, and large) that we’ve come to expect.
Solved by FlexboxSolved by Flexbox was basically made as a demo. Still, it’s a rather complete and functional demo which could be used as the basis for many a project.
GridlexGridlex lives up to its slogan, "Just a Flexbox Grid System". There’s not a lot to differentiate it from Flexbox Grid. Choose the one with the better class names, I guess.
sGridsGrid is a bit different. Specifically, it’s built with Stylus. I know, right? Thought we were all just using SASS now. Anyway, it’s also designed to be integrated with a number of other technologies: Meteor, Grunt, React, and NPM.
scss-flex-grid & sass-flex-mixinOh there we go. scss-flex-grid and sass-flex-mixin are two separate SASS-based Flexbox grids. You can clone either from their repository, or install scss-flex-grid via NPM.
ConclusionThe tools are out there. So far, I haven’t been able to identify a "fan-favorite". Chances are, people will just use what comes with their favorite CSS frameworks, for the most part. In any case, there is little excuse any longer not to get stuck into Flexbox.
Ezequiel Bruni is a web/UX designer, blogger, and aspiring photographer living in Mexico. When he’s not up to his finely-chiselled ears in wire-frames and front-end code, or ranting about the same, he indulges in beer, pizza, fantasy novels, and stand-up comedy.