Join Sean Adams for an in-depth discussion in this video Types of grids, part of Layout and Composition: Grids.
- Content will always drive the type of grid…best suited to a layout.…This creates commonalities in different media.…This is great because the grid structure can help a viewer…quickly identify what he or she is seeing.…A book with mostly one kind of text, like a fiction book.…May use a single column, minimal typographic variation,…and generous margins.…Now compare that type of grid with a magazine grid.…Magazines use a multiple column structure…that allows for side-bars, multiple images, pull quotes…and other elements to grab the viewers attention.…
A magazine designed with a fition books grid…will no longer read as light magazine content.…Newspapers use a modular grid…that allows for maximum flexibility,…as the content length and type can change day to day.…A newspaper grid tells the viewer that he or she…is looking at information.…Websites use a type of grid, typically 12 columns…suited for the screen.…Like any medium, some of these forms have been used so often…that they are mistaken for hard and fast rules.…
- Why grids and proportions?
- The elements of a grid
- The types of grids
- Designing a master grid
- Asymmetrical vs. symmetrical grids
- Working with column and modular grids
- Managing multiple grids
- Designing posters with a grid
- Using grids in other design projects
Skill Level Beginner
2. The Pieces
4. Publications and Magazines
6. Other Formats
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