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It's easy enough to understand how grids are helpful in organizing your content. Not as easy is deciding what type of grid best suits your content and how to build it. Here's how I made decisions about what grid to use for the redesign of this site.
The quote above is taken from Josh Clark’s book Tapworthy, an authoritative book on iPhone UI design. Apple’s Mobile HIG (Human Interface Guidelines) does recommend 44 × 44 pixels as the comfortable minimum size for tappable UI elements. Most apps and including practically all of the native apps follow this 44-pixel rhythm. Everyone is happy. So what is the problem?
In this article, we will cover some important issues and introduce some tools for you to use when designing a website. Just keep in mind that as in the print sphere, the web sphere contains a multitude of choices for design as well as development. This is only one method and we are attempting to come from more of a designer angle rather than a developer one.
One of the key benefits to designing a fluid theme is the instantly correct look you get when you open the site. Its not something people will or should consciously expect, it should simply BE the correct size the instant it appears, regardless of size, screen, or orientation.
Off the back of this article in Net Magazine last week, and the subsequent few tweets popping up in my stream, I’ve finally managed (in no small part from the help of Nathan and Alex) to pull together some of my thoughts and concerns regarding CSS grids and how they could (or, maybe, should) be created.
Today we're going to walk you through creating your own basic, reusable system for creating multiple columns that you can implement anywhere any time with only a few lines of code. No bloated code or non-sematic class names required!
Use the power of grid based designs to create a structured and professional page layout in InDesign, which can then be populated with a range of information to produce a polished CV or Resume.
This tutorial will explain the basics of this framework so you can start developing with 960 pretty fast.
CSS grid systems have been creating a bit of a stir recently, so in this tutorial I'll show you how simple and easy it is to utilise the Blueprint grid system when coding up your web pages.
In making the move to responsive web design, one of the potential hurdles is the rather awkward maths for calculating the percentage-based widths necessary for fluid layouts.
Dealing with grids in Photoshop is a pain. With GuideGuide, it doesn't have to be. Pixel accurate columns, rows, midpoints, and baselines can be created based on your document or marquee with the click of a button. Frequently used guide sets can be saved for repeat use. Grids can use multiple types of measurements. Best of all it's free.
Dig responsive design? Hate fluid grids? Try a Frameless grid.
Bootstrap is a toolkit from Twitter designed to kickstart development of webapps and sites. It includes base CSS and HTML for typography, forms, buttons, tables, grids, navigation, and more.
Golden Grid System (GGS) splits the screen into 18 even columns. The leftmost and rightmost columns are used as the outer margins of the grid, which leaves 16 columns for use in design.