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December 20, 2008 3:52 AM   Subscribe

If you're a designer, you need the Grid System.
posted by signal (20 comments total) 52 users marked this as a favorite

 
what, no link to blueprint css?
posted by tumult at 4:51 AM on December 20, 2008 [2 favorites]


<table> for life yo
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 5:59 AM on December 20, 2008 [3 favorites]


Man up and do it all with &nbsp;
posted by jquinby at 7:01 AM on December 20, 2008 [5 favorites]


Fantastic.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 7:09 AM on December 20, 2008


I need a latte.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 7:23 AM on December 20, 2008


Thanks! This is a very useful site that compiles a lot of the bookmarks I already have into one place. Excellent resource.
posted by stagewhisper at 7:54 AM on December 20, 2008


Is there a resource out there for customizing Blogger blogs? I don't want to get crazy or cutting edge. Just a little less blah. By which I mean "more painfully amateurish".
posted by DU at 8:37 AM on December 20, 2008


So which are the preferred grids?

I've been looking at using 960 Grid System as of late, since our current designer only leveraged the reset part of YUI and then tried making his own system.
posted by furtive at 8:45 AM on December 20, 2008


960 pixels is a good width:
960 is divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 20, 24, 30, 32, 40, 48, 60, 64, 80, 96, 120, 160, 192, 240, 320, 480, and 960.

Lots of IAB widths near those numbers, too.
posted by kirkaracha at 9:29 AM on December 20, 2008


Thanks for that link to the 960 Grid System. That looks easy to grok and use. Here's a useful tutorial for the 960 GS. Comments here are also interesting.
posted by spock at 9:31 AM on December 20, 2008


I thought that this was going to be about this Grid System that I used at work many years ago.
posted by rfs at 11:58 AM on December 20, 2008


This is a very useful site that compiles a lot of the bookmarks I already have into one place.

Add Aisle One which is Antonio Carusone's (the creator of Grid System) site and I Love Typeography who mentioned GS last week.
posted by i_cola at 12:29 PM on December 20, 2008


this made me so happy today :D Thanks!
posted by ratita at 12:39 PM on December 20, 2008


Jeez, I know it must be hard to find work as a web designer these days, but this whole site smells like a poor attempt to be relevant. The earliest article is from three weeks ago.

960 pixels is a good width

960 is totally the new 800.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 12:43 PM on December 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


These are very attractive designs and I'm not saying they don't have a place on the web, but does this strike anybody as a step back? Convincing designers of the benefits of semantic markup was a long, difficult process. This feels like undoing much of that. (No harm using it for rapid prototyping, I suppose.)

I checked a couple of the linked demo sites out in a couple mobile browsers. Not so good.
posted by sdodd at 12:47 PM on December 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


I like all the lists.
posted by Artw at 1:07 PM on December 20, 2008


If you're a designer and you're just thinking about a grid system then you're not a designer.
posted by sharpener at 9:08 PM on December 20, 2008


"Just" as in you just thought about it now. For clarity :-/
posted by sharpener at 9:10 PM on December 20, 2008


What if you're a sound designer?
posted by Foosnark at 12:09 AM on December 21, 2008


Convincing designers of the benefits of semantic markup was a long, difficult process.

<div>Semantic markup doesn't exist.</div>
posted by ook at 1:20 PM on December 21, 2008 [1 favorite]


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