Mosaic

Create a Mosaic in HTML and CSS

by David Yu

Last Updated: March 20, 2019

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Here is the accompanying code.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset="utf-8" />
    <meta
      http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible"
      content="IE=edge"
    />
    <title>Mosaic</title>
    <meta
      name="viewport"
      content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1"
    />
    <style>
    .container {
      display: grid;
      grid-gap: 10px;
      max-width: 1200px;
      margin: auto;
      grid-template-columns: repeat(4, 1fr);
      grid-template-rows: repeat(4, minmax(10px, 150px));
    }
    .image1 {
      grid-column: 1/4;
      grid-row: 1/3;
      background-image: url(img1.jpg);
    }
    .image2 {
      grid-column: 1/3;
      grid-row: 3/5;
      background-image: url(img2.jpg);
    }
    .image3 {
      grid-column: 3/5;
      grid-row: 3/5;
      background-image: url(img3.jpg);
    }
    .image4 {
      grid-column: 4/5;
      grid-row: 1/2;
      background-image: url(img4.jpg);
    }
    .image5 {
      grid-column: 4/5;
      grid-row: 2/3;
      background-image: url(img5.jpg);
    }
    /* Use this if you want the shrinking image effect */
    /* [class^="image"] > img {
      width: 100%;
      height: 100%;
      object-fit: cover;
    } */
    [class^='image'] {
      overflow: hidden;
      position: relative;
      background-size: cover;
      background-position: left center;
      background-repeat: no-repeat;
    }
    @media screen and (max-width: 600px) {
      .container {
        display: block;
      }
      [class^='image'] {
        margin-bottom: 1rem;
        height: 200px;
      }
    }
    </style>
  </head>
  <body>
    <div class="container">
      <div class="image1"></div>
      <div class="image2"></div>
      <div class="image3"></div>
      <div class="image4"></div>
      <div class="image5"></div>
    </div>
  </body>
</html>