Browse: August 2008
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.
Since tables were co-opted for layout purposes, columns have become key to many Web design layouts, and this thinking continued when CSS took over from tables (at least in the minds of savvy designers) for Web-page presentation. However, other fields of layout design don’t think in arbitrary columns, they work with grids, and these form the basis for the structure of page designs. This article will provide the lowdown on grid design for Web pages.
This article covers the basics of baseline grids defined grid areas within which content is placed and how they can be applied effectively to the web medium.