Divide grid into an area template

Tell us what’s happening:

  "header header header"
  "advert content content"
  "footer footer footer";

The code above merges the top three cells together into an area named header , the bottom three cells into a footer area, and it makes two areas in the middle row; advert and content .

I didn’t understand the meaning of this example.Can i get some help understanding?

Your code so far


.container {
  font-size: 40px;
  min-height: 300px;
  width: 100%;
  background: LightGray;
  display: grid;
  grid-template-columns: 1fr 1fr 1fr;
  grid-template-rows: 1fr 1fr 1fr;
  grid-gap: 10px;
  /* Only change code below this line */
    "header header header"
    ". content content"
    "footer footer footer";
  /* Only change code above this line */

<div class="container">
<div class="item1">1</div>
<div class="item2">2</div>
<div class="item3">3</div>
<div class="item4">4</div>
<div class="item5">5</div>

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Challenge: Divide the Grid Into an Area Template

Link to the challenge:

As you’ve stated grid-template-areas merges cells in the grid you create in a way that helps you create a layout for your web page. It will make more sense when you progress to the next exercise Place Items in Grid Areas Using the grid-area Property

Also, check out this link below. It provides much better illustrations to see how using the grid-template-areas property can change the look of a page.