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Myths & Misconceptions About Grid Systems

A few myths and misconceptions about grids exist in the design community that can be detrimental, especially to designers who are new to the subject. I recently read an article, which is no longer online, claiming that grids have disadvantages and it listed the reasons why. As you can guess, I very much disagreed with the entire article and felt that it was providing a lot of bad information on grid systems. All of the listed "disadvantages" were distortions derived from the lack of understanding on how a grid works and functions. In response to that article, here’s my attempt at clearing up this mess.

Grids are a design trend.

Grids have been in use long before graphic design became a discipline. During the 13th- and 14th-centuries, scribes used the Villard Diagram to organize their handwritten manuscripts. In the 15th-century, Gutenberg and others divided their pages using the Van de Graaf canon. The use of a grid is not a trend, it’s a fundamental skill that designers should possess. Grids have been around a very long time and are an important part of the design process.

Grids can impede creativity.

Definitely the most ridiculous of the bunch, this myth suggests that a grid will cause a designer to be less creative. A grid should never define a design, it should work with it. To suggest that a grid can hinder creativity is the same as suggesting that a music tempo can as well. A grid is a building block that can never, and should never, impede creativity. The legendary designer, Josef Müller-Brockmann, explained it well:
“The grid system is an aid, not a guarantee. It permits a number of possible uses and each designer can look for a solution appropriate to his personal style. But one must learn how to use the grid; it is an art that requires practice.”
Another outrageous claim is that grids are confining. When used properly, a grid will never limit or confine a design, it will grow and adapt to your liking. If someone tells you a grid gives you no freedom, that person doesn’t fully understand the purpose of a grid or how it should be used. Grids are flexible and allow for an infinite number of possibilities. Graphic designer and writer Ellen Lupton explains:
"To say a grid is limiting is to say that language is limiting, or typography is limiting."
Where people get confused is with the notion that a design utilizing a grid should look “grid-like”, giving a clear indication of columns. Fortunately, that isn’t true, and this poster by Brockmann is a great example. The text clearly falls on a grid but the concentric shapes have more of an organic feel, making the grid invisible.

Grids only benefit certain designs.

A grid can be used for ALL designs. I’ll repeat that. A grid can be used for ALL designs. To suggest that only certain designs can benefit from using a grid is to suggest that a structural foundation can only benefit a certain type of building or that grammar is only useful for a certain style of writing. A grid is a foundation, and like with any architectural structure, it’s a vital part of the process. Grids also do not satisfy a specific aesthetic. They do not require the use of Helvetica or the omission of images. A grid can be applied to any style of design, no matter if it’s scrapbooky, or clean and minimal. You don’t have to design like Brockmann to use a grid. Here are two sites that exhibit completely different styles of design, but both make use of a grid. Example 1 is predominantly white, doesn’t feature many colors or textures and uses a sans-serif typeface. Example 2 uses a larger variety of colors, textures and a serif typeface.

Grids require a lot of content.

The amount of content in no way dictates whether a grid is required or not. A design needs to visually communicate an idea or message, whether it’s a 250 page story, or a 5 word sentence and an image. A grid helps achieve that goal through structure, organization and hierarchy.

Grids slow down the design process.

The opposite is actually true. A well-designed grid, used by a competent designer, can help solve a design problem in less time. A fully designed grid system will also provide a consistent structure and organization across a multi-page design, like a web site, making the process more efficient.

Grids only work in a fixed layout.

This is specific to web design. Many people believe that a grid needs to be fixed and as a result can only generate a fixed layout. Not true. A grid can be designed to be fluid and change with the viewport size, scaling itself proportionately. A few articles have been written on the subject and there are even a few CSS frameworks available: Fluid Grids The Fluid Grid system Fluid 960 Grid System


Hopefully this article has helped clear up a few myths and misconceptions about grids, and has allowed you to better understand the purpose of them and how they should be used. If you're interested in learning more about grid systems, visit my site The Grid System for helpful links to articles, tools, books and templates.        

68 Comments on "Myths & Misconceptions About Grid Systems"

  • I totally agree. I was fine with that arti­cle until it got to the dis­ad­van­tages points. This is my prob­lem with web design these days. Most of the HTML/CSS folks don’t have a print back­ground and prob­a­bly never learned about grid sys­tems. Or typog­ra­phy for that mat­ter. It’s ridicu­lous to think a grid is a trend or that it gets on the way. I think the only trendy thing is that peo­ple are mak­ing their under­ly­ing grid struc­tures vis­i­ble as back­ground images.

  • Thomas says

    Great post Antonio.

    This quote was the one that really baked my noo­dle: “reative designs should stick to more free­dom and not use a grid”.

    Well done on spend­ing the time to write an excel­lent well researched (and much bet­ter informed) response.

  • Bravo Anto­nio!

    This post belongs to the immutable bylaws of design.

    To the design­ers that don’t use grids: please hang your head and crawl qui­etly through the ser­vice exit.


  • Dave says

    Great post Anto­nio. Totally agree with you.

  • Thanks for spend­ing some time answer­ing to the orig­i­nal arti­cle. It’s really sad to know that unclear and dimin­ish­ing arti­cles are being pub­lished. It’s not fair for all of those who worked hard to show how much a grid can help with­out restrain­ing your creativity.

  • Excel­lent arti­cle, Anto­nio. I agree whole­heart­edly with every point you made.

    To those who think that grids some­how impede cre­ativ­ity: I don’t buy it. It’s a self­ish, stub­born and sub­jec­tive stance against some­thing that, in the end, has noth­ing to do with cre­ativ­ity at all.

    Also, Anto­nio, it’s nice to see a length­ier post here on AisleOne. Don’t get me wrong, I love the daily inspi­ra­tion, but I always enjoy an arti­cle that can get a good dia­logue started. Keep up the great work, man.

  • God Save The Grids!

  • Gregone says

    Thank you for writ­ing an elab­o­rate answer to that post. I was hop­ing some­one would do it.

  • It only ever seems log­i­cal to use a grid, it comes naturally.

  • Agree com­pletely, the men­tioned arti­cle was tru­ely terrible.

    Hav­ing con­fines inspires cre­ativ­ity, not con­strains it.

  • Thanks so very much for writ­ing a solid response to that article. :)

    Another mis­con­cep­tion, also fueled by arti­cles like that one, is that a grid is only ever made up of even-width ver­ti­cal columns. There are in fact many dif­fer­ent kinds of grids, and the grids being pushed by the CSS frame­works are just one kind.

  • I totally agree with you on every sin­gle point.

    I find it really infu­ri­at­ing to see arti­cles like the one that you pointed out, stat­ing that grids hin­der cre­ativ­ity RUBBISH!

    Great read!

  • Thank you for a bril­liant post.
    It is about time mis-information is dealt with it on the web.

  • This was a great response to that awful arti­cle, I hon­estly thought it was some kind of sick joke.

    I really liked your com­par­isons of the grid sys­tem to other ways of adding struc­ture to some­thing, such as the foun­da­tions of a build­ing or the writ­ten lan­guage; when you put it like that it’s crys­tal clear.

  • I feel another thing that fuels mis­con­cep­tions is the preva­lence of stock grids of (say) 960 pix­els, some­how the web has stum­bled upon the idea that 960 pix­els is a magic num­ber that ren­ders every­thing aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing. The real­ity is (as was noted in Cameron Moll’s orig­i­nal arti­cle) that 960 just hap­pens to divide eas­ily, but this goes out the win­dow once you start vary­ing things like gutters.

    If a grid is anal­o­gous to gram­mar, then the 960 men­tal­ity is anal­o­gous to one person’s writ­ing style. It’s fine and dandy, but you have to seri­ously con­sider your rea­sons for imitation.

  • I can’t tell you what I thought of the orig­i­nal arti­cle with­out using some very rude words. Thank you for another great, con­cise post that cham­pi­ons grids with­out being dogmatic.

  • Beth says

    Great response, I felt a lit­tle bit of revile when I read the orig­i­nal article.

    I think the only dis­ad­van­tage is if you’re using an out of the box grid solu­tion and try­ing to force your con­tent into it. I think tools like 960 are great for learn­ing and pro­to­typ­ing, but how many web­sites actu­ally need a 12 col­umn grid?

    A good design should start with a solid grid, not try to force all it’s con­tent into a grid while writ­ing CSS.

  • Pjtr says

    On grids and cre­ativ­ity: “Grids don’t make dull lay­outs — design­ers do.” (Tim­o­thy Samara)

    Enough said.

  • Davide says

    Nice Clar­i­fi­ca­tion.
    And thanks for the links in there.

  • Excel­lent rebut­tal, Antonio!

    I’m sur­prised Web­De­sign­erDe­pot would allow such crap to be posted on their web­site. Glad some­one like you took a stand against it.

  • Matt says

    Thanks for this post.

    These design­ery blogs just seem to come to the con­clu­sion that every thing is a design trend.

    I think a lot of these peo­ple see ‘grid design’ as a trend which comes along with using Hel­vetica and white and black in the design — and that’s just not right.

    Good to see more peo­ple slam­ming these trend blogs — WDD, Smash­ing Mag­a­zine etc.

    This is exactly the same for the so called trend of art direc­tion in blogs — and Smash­ing Mag­a­zine looked a bit stu­pid for that last week.

  • Excel­lent response Antonio.

  • Great arti­cle!
    Learn­ing the grids is long process. Pro­ject­ing the grid is even harder because the grids are not stand alone solu­tion. If the grid con­tains text you first resolve the type and the typog­ra­phy issues and than the grid. Grids are just one way of orga­niz­ing your content.

    Unfor­tu­nately today we have many blogs that do copy paste con­tent or some­thing like “Top Ten Awe­some Super Cool …”

    Other thing that dis­turbs me in gen­eral if Jason Santa Maria says some­thing like “Don’t use the grids in every occa­sion” the peo­ple will inter­pret “Don’t use the grids at all”.

    @people: Use your head, damn it !

  • PatrickKanne says

    +1 on the “com­pletely agree, what a bril­liant arti­cle” bandwagon

  • Jeff says

    Like many other tools that design­ers (or any­one else for that mat­ter) have come up with, grid sys­tems can both be help­ful in the right set of hands, and unhelp­ful in the wrong ones.

  • Nicolas says

    Thanks for write this excel­lent arti­cle. Peo­ple nor­mally con­fuse design process and they think first you cre­ate a ran­dom grid, and then you try to put ele­ments inside, and it’s a wrong con­cep­tion. Grids are here to help us, and we should manip­u­late, dis­tort, and cre­ate grids to “con­tain” our cre­ative work. Grids are not a jail, are, like you said, foundations.

  • Yes, yes, it’s all true… But the arti­cle didn’t (or wouldn’t) com­ment on de prob­lems about grid sys­tems… Well not actu­ally on the sys­tems, but around ppl using it.

    And yes, it’s becom­ing trendy… The big­ger prob­lem there is overus­ing things most so called design­ers are not ready to… The trend, unfor­tu­nately, is screw­ing with grids, not using them properly.

    I’ve been using grids since some­one showed me what it was all about, in the mid 90’s, and I’ve really screwed things up now and then, but it was all part of the learn­ing process, and I didn’t start think­ing I new every lit­tle thing about grids jus’couse I found a small piece about it…

    Mas­ter­ing ANYTHING in life takes lot’s of study­ing and prac­tic­ing, not only push­ing some guide lines on some soft­ware and say­ing: “LOOK! It’s Swiss!!!”

    Not say­ing it was not a great arti­cle, not at all, but the mar­gins it leaves for “those ppl” to fuck things up using all the the­ory here to defend they’re pieces of humon­gous craps is just way too wide… And I’m just post­ing it because it already begun…

  • @Vladimir Car­rer:

    Other thing that dis­turbs me in gen­eral if Jason Santa Maria says some­thing like “Don’t use the grids in every occa­sion” the peo­ple will inter­pret “Don’t use the grids at all”.

    Hey! Don\‘t put words in my mouth, I would never say such a thing.

  • “Grids are a design trend.”

    There’s really no rea­son to read any­thing past that line.

  • I too read that arti­cle on Web­de­signer Depot just the other day, and was also con­cerned with its per­cep­tion of grid sys­tems. Thank you very much for point­ing out the misconceptions.

  • Tristan says

    Great con­cise arti­cle. This is proof that article-foundry blogs like wdd, smash­ing & all other ad-friendly sites can find their match with sim­ple yet supe­rior blogs like AisleOne. Good thing!

    Refresh­ing con­tent. Great work!!

  • @Jason Santa Maria: Sorry, for took you like an exam­ple. I was not intended to put words in your mouth. I have great respect for your work and your one of my favorite web designers.

    The try story is one guy told me that doesn’t make sense that I use “the rule of thirds” or “the golden pro­por­tion” for some of my web projects because he read on your blog. That is why I took your name like an exam­ple. Well known designer who influ­ence other designers.

    But, the point was that peo­ple can mis­in­ter­pret other words and thoughts.

    Let’s change the state­ment: If some impor­tant designer says: “Don’t use the grids in every occa­sion” the peo­ple will inter­pret “Don’t use the grids at all”.

  • Web­de­sign­erde­pot seem to have pulled the arti­cle curi­ously enough

  • Great write-up. the whole issue of the fixed grid mis­con­cep­tion is a very inter­est­ing one indeed. Thanks for the resources and addi­tional info on that.

  • I’ve heard indi­vid­u­als com­plain that grids hold you back but what most peo­ple don’t realise is that we cre­ate invis­i­ble grids all the time in our minds when design­ing to help align con­tent even in the most rad­i­cal designs. Grids do not mean that all con­tent is going to look like a news­pa­per… Use it as a guide thats what its there for.

  • A very thor­ough and com­pelling post. Grids should be worked with, not against.

  • As ever a great arti­cle Anto­nio and great response, unfor­tu­nately the orig­i­nal post has been pulled now so would of liked to of seen the writ­ers short­sight­ed­ness for myself!

    The best expla­na­tion for a using a grid was by Wim Crouwel over at Design Assembly’s blog

    ““(For me) a grid is like a foot­ball pitch. You see a beau­ti­ful game of foot­ball, and then you see a not so beau­ti­ful one, but it all takes place on the same pitch”.

  • Allan says

    Good arti­cle. I would, how­ever, include a caveat regard­ing the CSS frame­works you pointed out: most require a devel­oper to use non-semantic class names within the code. This is gen­er­ally A Bad Thing. A designer bas­ing a design on a grid is cer­tainly not a prob­lem (and should indeed be encour­aged!), but the frame­works’ that imple­ment a given grid do absolutely cause issues.

    I think that this is pos­si­bly where some of the “they impede cre­ativ­ity” and
    “it’s a trend” argu­ments come from; a site based on a grid *frame­work* can become cum­ber­some to develop and/or rede­velop for when “span_8” et al. is used all over the place instead of proper, descrip­tive semantics.

    I know there are com­pil­ers for some of the frame­works that attempt to work around this prob­lem, but they’re not widely imple­mented and require extra work after the fact.

    Just sayin’ :-) Yeah for Grids! BUT select your grid frame­works carefully!

  • juru mah says

    @oisin pren­diville

    more than that — it looks as if the article’s author (who was a pro­lific con­trib­u­tor to many ama­teur design ezines) has nuked her entire online pres­ence. Her twit­ter and face­book accounts are gone and her web­sites are down. She must have been incred­i­bly embarrassed.

  • If dia­monds are a girl’s best friend, grids are a designer’s best friend.

  • Unfor­tu­nate arti­cle and the author has obvi­ously felt the wrath of the design community.

    Grids are indeed often mis­un­der­stood and mis­rep­re­sented. They’re a very use­ful tool for graphic design and can be invalu­able for production.

    I’ve come across designs that were made with a con­cep­tual grid and a dif­fer­ent grid for pro­duc­tion for that very same design. The dif­fer­ence between the types and uses of grids causes all kinds of con­fu­sion.
    Most graphic design­ers that have done a lit­tle of their own DTP (quark/indesign) work would have expe­ri­enced this to some degree.
    If a designer has only worked on the web than they may have missed a trick or two. The front-end doesn’t need to fol­low the exact same grid to recre­ate the design. Pro­duc­tion usu­ally has its own rules.

    Just remem­ber, design is all around and every design dis­ci­pline uses grids, they come in all shapes and sizes. They cer­tainly don’t need to be strait lines. They can be two points on screen or a clotheshorse.

  • Can’t “grids” just be a well laid out page? I don’t under­stand what CSS has to do with it, besides posi­tion­ing ele­ments on the page that is pleas­ing to the eye.

  • WDD says

    The grid arti­cle by Kayla Knight that we posted wasn’t up to stan­dard. I’ve lis­tened to all the feed­back and decided to remove the article.

    As Stephen Covey says: Don’t argue for other people’s weak­nesses. Don’t argue for your own. When you make a mis­take, admit it, cor­rect it, and learn from it – immediately.

  • WDD & Kayla Knight: If your arti­cle is the one that was men­tioned above, I applaud your response. Not nec­es­sar­ily for pulling the arti­cle, but for hav­ing the strength to engage in the conversation.

    Graphic design is not a mys­ti­cal black box. All its pos­si­bil­i­ties can be quan­ti­fied, no mat­ter how hap­haz­ard the work.

  • in trends you should really point out that grids have been used for ‘thou­sands’ of years, around the 13th –14th cen­tury is a good exam­ple but also the usage goes back to as early as 2686 BC.

  • The great­est imped­i­ment to the use of grid sys­tems is the inher­ent mis­con­cep­tion that they deter­mine the design being cre­ated. Grids are noth­ing more than a guide by which graphic lay­outs can be quickly achieved. Ulti­mately the human eye (per­cep­tual) and the man­ner in which our brain asso­ciates form (cog­ni­tive) deter­mine whether a design is aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing. The proof of this is the well-know prac­tice of opti­cally cor­rect­ing a mechan­i­cal lay­out. If grid sys­tems were the be-all and end-all means by which to design, there would be no need for adept design­ers to “clean up” lay­outs. Opti­cal cor­rec­tions to lay­outs (bal­ances of form and space) are needed as graphic form rela­tion­ships are so com­plex that a mechan­i­cal grid lay­out is sim­ply too coarse to prop­erly deal with con­tent. Using only grids to design is like using an AK-47 to hunt rab­bits – you’ll get the job done, but it’s not going to be pretty.

    This is where I think the major­ity of peo­ple equate grids with killing cre­atively – it’s because they see grids not as a tool, but rather as the only means to an end. Grids were never meant to be seen in this light – they are guides only. The human eye and the expe­ri­enced designer do a much bet­ter job of arrang­ing ele­ments in space to cre­ate beau­ti­ful and func­tional images.

    I was never taught how to use grids and didn’t use them until I really had to get work done quickly. But even today, I never start a project by lay­ing down a grid – I first deter­mine a text + image com­bi­na­tion that I think is appro­pri­ate (usu­ally it’s sim­ply just what I think looks good) and then I erect a grid sys­tem around that choice. Once all text and graphic forms are placed on the gird, numer­ous opti­cal adjust­ments in posi­tion­ing are made to cre­ate bet­ter balance.

    Work­ing strictly from an opti­cal point of view is of course pos­si­ble, and may even give bet­ter results, but is cer­tainly slower and only fea­si­ble if you are a very expe­ri­enced and tal­ented designer.

  • Two quotes on grids:

    ” The typo­graphic grid is a pro­por­tional reg­u­la­tor for com­po­si­tion, tables, pic­tures, etc. It is a for­mal pro­gramme to accom­mo­date x unknown items. The dif­fi­culty is: to find the bal­ance, the max­i­mum of con­for­mity to a rule with the max­i­mum of free­dom. Or: the max­i­mum of con­stants with the great­est pos­si­ble vari­abil­ity.” Karl Ger­st­ner, 1964

    ” Work­ing with the grid sys­tem means sub­mit­ting to laws of uni­ver­sal valid­ity.” Josef-Müller Brock­mann, 1981

  • Mike says

    Great arti­cle. In my expe­ri­ence the grid has actu­ally given me more free­dom. Who was the com­plete idiot who wrote the orig­i­nal arti­cle you were com­ment­ing on?

  • awe­some and well-written piece.

  • won­der­ful!
    thank you very much for the care of clear­ing that up.

  • hi anto­nio,
    a key point both your arti­cle and the one you’re address­ing miss is that wher­ever there is geo­met­ric har­mony and bal­ance, there is some sort of “grid” being fol­lowed, even if it’s not obvi­ous or intended. while it’s true that a grid can be used as a tool when under­stood, it’s exis­tence is sim­ply an out­come of spa­tial truth, just like musi­cal rela­tion­ships have a math­e­mat­i­cal to realm to them.

    to put it sim­ply, a grid just is. the designer doesn’t have a sway over its pres­ence or absence. his only choice is how to inter­act with it: rebel and cre­ate unre­solved ten­sions by always slightly chal­leng­ing where the grid wants to lead (like mak­ing atonal music), or make peace with it and cre­ate har­mony. human eyes, of course, pre­fer it when there’s har­mony, but if a skilled designer pro­ceeds to design with­out pay­ing mind to a grid as such, as i’m sure you’ve noticed, it ends up fol­low­ing some sort of grid any­way. an aware­ness of that grid is only just that: an aware­ness, which is knowl­edge (and as you’ve stated, it makes you more efficient).

    the prob­lem with the two exam­ples you pro­vided under “Grids only ben­e­fit cer­tain designs”, and the ones that are show­cased at http://​grid​-based​.com/, is that they all employ design sen­si­bil­i­ties where the under­ly­ing grid is clearly re-inforced by the lay­out. these show­cased sites just aren’t dif­fer­ent enough to strongly illus­trate your point that grids work with a wide range of styles. bet­ter exam­ples would be those where the grid is less appar­ent but exis­tent nonethe­less, though i admit these are more dif­fi­cult to find.

    here’s my fee­ble attempt:
    hap­py­in­greenville com
    opi­um­magazine com /opium9/
    noonebe­long­sh­er­e­morethanyou com

    any­how, the real­ity is that your skill as a designer relies in an under­stand­ing of the grid, not in nec­es­sar­ily re-enforcing it. as they say, you must know the rules in order to break them. your deci­sions must be inten­tional and informed, either way.

    inci­den­tally, this double-sided truth is per­haps illus­trated by the fact that i find that ellen lup­ton quote dubi­ous, sim­ply because it’s a poor anal­ogy. if it’s any­thing plenty of bril­liant writ­ers have lamented about, it’s how they feel lim­ited by lan­guage. sure, writ­ers are more artic­u­late than oth­ers, but their real strength is col­lec­tion and pro­cess­ing of infor­ma­tion, whether it’s feel­ing or think­ing, and i doubt that they are ever 100% con­tent with how they can express these with language.

  • sara­hana, some great points.

    Like you’ve stated, it’s in our nature to design to a grid, even if we’re not using one.

    By the way, the St. Fran­cis site is beau­ti­ful. Well done.

  • Anto­nio I thor­oughly enjoyed this. I am glad some­one is tak­ing a stand on all the garbage that we have to wade through to find good con­tent online. It makes it hard to deter­mine what is good and what is bad. I think that if more peo­ple stand up and make clear posts (like this one) in their respec­tive areas the web for research can be A LOT cleaner and more infor­ma­tive.

  • hi again — i just responded to your tweet, but wanted to clar­ify here as well that the st. fran­cis web­site isn’t by me. i was just mak­ing a mod­est attempt to list the kind of exam­ples i was talk­ing about. the web­site is by the *amaz­ing* folks at grow inter­ac­tive: http://​www​.thi​sis​grow​.com

    and it really really makes me want to be happy in greenvile :)

  • A great arti­cle regard­ing grids, I am really happy that there many qual­ity facts pre­sented here there­fore many things to learn.
    Good job, Antonio!

    P.S: I’m glad WDD realised what it was all about.

  • Kim H says

    I agree, how­ever, I think that grids are, them­selves, also a crutch used by peo­ple who don’t yet fully under­stand spac­ing in a design and how to use it prop­erly. Once a per­son can prop­erly use the Golden Sequence in order to lay out a design, I think that they should be able to visu­ally set up their own grid within their design, rather than rely­ing upon the grids of others.

  • Grids are not a crutch at all that’s sim­ply inac­cu­rate! golden ratio or not there is no way that you are going to get con­sis­tant results by eye espe­cially if you then have to hand off a design or lay­out for pro­duc­tion else­where. Grids enable a design to be fol­lowed to exe­cu­tion to a rule. Design is about pro­vid­ing a solu­tion and that solu­tion must pro­vide a pur­pose. Grids are a frame­work for this.

  • jeromeM says

    Good read. Thank.

  • Tushar says

    What’s wor­ry­ing is that there are so many design­ers who use grid as the end, and not the means. That’s prob­a­bly why it seems to appear as a trend to some people.

    Nice arti­cle, thank you.

  • Very good arti­cle. I totally agree with you.

  • Could not agree more, it is a fun­da­men­tal part of design and can only lead to a strong design if used properly.

    It was one of the defin­ing fac­tors when I planned out satel­lite­soda as I knew it would lead to a stronger design and make things easier.

    Great arti­cle.

  • Dmitry Koprov says

    Thanks for the arti­cle! It was intrest­ing to read.
    I’ve trans­lated it into Russ­ian, hope, you don’t mind.

  • Very inter­est­ing arti­cle there, argu­ment well made, as a aspir­ing web designer, I want to thank you for tak­ing the time to share your knowl­edge. Thanks

  • And Clarke devoted an entire chap­ter to grid-based design in “Tran­scend­ing CSS,” very much in agree­ment with your points here. Any designer who hasn’t yet read this book should do so. :)

  • Thanks for tak­ing the time to dis­cuss that, I feel strongly about it and also love learn­ing more on that topic. If achiev­able, while you gain know-how, would you mind updat­ing your blog with more infor­ma­tion? It is extremely help­ful for me.

  • Sherlyn says

    Hi, yup thіs paгagraph is reallу fаѕtidious
    and I have leаrned lot of things from it con­cern­ing blog­ging.

  • Hi there, this week­end is fas­tid­i­ous in sup­port of me, since
    this point in time i am read­ing this won­der­ful infor­ma­tive arti­cle here at my residence.