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Css & Jquery: Width, Min Width, Max Width

Hi Experts,

I am pretty sure I know the answer to this already, but thought I'd get a set of extra eyes on it.

I have the code below and I'm trying to get the grids to fill the container within the css width parameters that I have set.

At the moment it happens like this:
1) When the container becomes to small it kicks a grid to the next row
2) The grids then get smaller to try and stay on the rows they are currently on
3) They then stay at min width until they all cascading down one by one.

Ideally I would like them to fill the container across as much as possible until one jumps to next row... but then they all go back to max width and process happens again.

Now I am sure this will have to be a jquery window load and resize function... but was wondering whether anyone could point out an easier way or help down the path to creating this function as best possible

Many Thanks in advance

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<style type="text/css">
body {
	margin: 0px;
#container {
	width: 100%;
	background-color: #033;
	overflow: auto;
#container .grid {
	display: inline;
	float: left;
	height: 240px;
	background-color: #0F6;
	min-width: 240px;
	max-width: 320px;
	width: 25%;  /* Starting at 25% as this would create 4 across on popular screen resolutions */
#container #grid1 {
	background-color: #c42;
#container #grid2 {
	background-color: #3C6;
#container #grid3 {
	background-color: #CC6;
#container #grid4 {
	background-color: #993;
#container #grid5 {
	background-color: #633;
#container #grid6 {
	background-color: #C96;
<div id="container">
  <div class="grid" id="grid1"> </div>
  <div class="grid" id="grid2"> </div>
  <div class="grid" id="grid3"> </div>
  <div class="grid" id="grid4"> </div>
  <div class="grid" id="grid5"> </div>
  <div class="grid" id="grid6"> </div>

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Scott Fell

Are you familiar with media queries in your css? https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/Guide/CSS/Media_queries

As the screen goes smaller, you want to use a lower min width and height.  You can have 3 or 4 media queries.

@media (max-width: 600px) {
  #container .grid {
 /* display: inline;   this should be a block */
      float: left;
      height: 240px;  /* change for each size */
      background-color: #0F6;
      min-width: 240px;  /* change for each size */
      max-width: 320px;  /* change for each size */
      width: 25%;  /* Starting at 25% as this would create 4 across on popular screen resolutions */
Kyle Hamilton

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Many thanks, very thorough
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