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Colcade is a lightweight Masonry alternative

Masonry is a famous library to dynamically arrange a grid of items that have different aspect ratio, like horizontal and vertical images. Colcade is an alternative masonry-layouting library, developed by the same developer, but with a more modern approach.

It is said to have better performance while being smaller and having no dependencies. It automagically detects jQuery and defines a jQuery initializer, if present.
However, it offers a few less features. If you require column-spanning items, don't use Colcade. If you want item transitions, you need to define them yourself.

Check out the GitHub projects and linked examples.

Full disclosure: I have not used Colcade yet, but it looks very promising. It has no tests, though. I'd also love to see a migration guide for users coming from Masonry.

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