How do I create a CSS-only responsive split-screen layout?

Creating a CSS-only Responsive Split-Screen Layout

In today’s web design world, having a responsive layout is crucial for ensuring your website looks great on various devices and screen sizes. One common layout is the split-screen design, where the screen is divided into two sections, each displaying different content. In this blog post, we will explore how to create a CSS-only responsive split-screen layout using Flexbox.

Step 1: Creating the HTML Structure

First, let’s start by setting up the basic HTML structure for our split-screen layout. We will create a container that holds two sections: left and right.

<!-- html -->
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
  <title>Responsive Split-Screen Layout</title>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">
  <div class="container">
    <section class="left">
      <!-- Your left section content goes here -->
    <section class="right">
      <!-- Your right section content goes here -->

Step 2: Styling the Split-Screen Layout with CSS

Now that we have our HTML structure set up, let’s move on to styling our split-screen layout using Flexbox. Create a new file called “styles.css” and add the following CSS code.

/* CSS */

margin: 0;
padding: 0;
box-sizing: border-box;
body {
font-family: Arial, sans-serif;

.container {
display: flex; /* This will create a flex container /
height: 100vh; / Set the container height to 100% of the viewport height */

.right {
flex: 1; /* This will make the left and right sections take up equal space /
padding: 2rem; / Add some padding for better appearance */

.left {
background-color: #f0f0f0; /* Set the background color for the left section */

.right {
background-color: #e0e0e0; /* Set the background color for the right section */

Step 3: Making the Layout Responsive

Lastly, we want to ensure our split-screen layout is responsive. We will add a media query to stack the sections on top of each other on smaller screens.

/* CSS /
@media (max-width: 768px) {
.container {
flex-direction: column; / Stack the sections vertically */

Now you have a CSS-only responsive split-screen layout! As the screen size changes, the layout will adjust accordingly, ensuring a great user experience on various devices.

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