Join Sean Adams for an in-depth discussion in this video Website grids, part of Layout and Composition: Grids.
- Obviously, I like grids.…They provide structure and consistency.…They make my life better.…When I began working with website design,…I applied my traditional approach to grids…and soon found this didn't work.…A printed page requires…margins, columns, and markers.…But a website is not limited…by the size of the book or poster.…Information exists dimensionally…with pulldowns, hovering texts, and pop outs.…Websites need a grid structure…to aid in navigation and information.…
On a website, the real estate allocation is critical.…Is the navigation bar on the top or the side?…Are all the images one size…and can be opened in a separate window?…That real estate relies on a grid structure…to keep the page from becoming a chaotic mess.…When images, text, and shapes align,…we access the information faster.…There are many courses on Lynda.com…that do a great job to address…the technical aspect of creating a grid on a website.…
In terms of layout, I found a 12-column grid…to be a good basis in web design.…This structure works in both…
- 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
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