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What you need to know about grids that 960 won't teach you

Theming, Design & Usability

What you need to know about grids that 960 won't teach you

Day:  Wednesday, 25. august 2010
Time:  13:30-14:30
45 minutes (+15 minutes Q&A)



As great as is, it's not where designing grids should begin and end. Grid systems should be the basis of your layout thinking. If you're picking up an existing grid - like, you're not designing, you're taking a shortcut, and it could be in the wrong direction.

Grid systems have been used in print design, architecture and interior design for generations. Now, on the web, the same rules of grid system composition and usage no longer apply. Content is viewed in many ways; from RSS feeds to email. Content is viewed on many devices; from mobile phones to laptops. Users can manipulate the browser, they can remove content, resize the canvas, resize the typefaces. A designer is no longer in control of this presentation. So where do grid systems fit in to all that?

This session will start from the beginning. You'll learn the why and how, but also the things you need to be considering the years to come. You will learn the underpinning grid theory so you can stop taking shortcuts and start designing grids from scratch.


interesting, vote

3. July 2010 - 10:35

interesting, vote