Designing Grid Systems Does Not Begin And End With 960
Grid Systems should underpin any well-considered web layout. Applying a cookie-cutter approach to this – but using a CSS framework such as Blueprint or 960 (and the Drupal 960 theme) – means you're cutting out a vital process in the design of your site: the design of the grid system itself.
This presentation will detail my grid design process. Throughout the presentation, I'll cover:
- The typographic grid: its history, usage and application on the web
- Different types of grid: modular, columnar, hierarchical, rational, irrational,
- Designing a grid system
- Now you've got your grid, how do you use it?