The grid layout structures offer more flexibility and enhance the visual experience of visitors. Developers can easily update the layout in a well consistent way. However it’s not an easy to find the theory behind grid systems.
Designing With Grid-Based Approach
Designers often face the problem of finding the solution to
visual and structural problems. The best approach to solve this
problem is the grid, which can create the solid visual and
structural balance of websites.
The grid layout structures offer more flexibility and enhance
the visual experience of visitors. Developers can easily update
the layout in a well consistent way. However it’s not an easy to
find the theory behind grid systems.
You need to understand the key facts, techniques and learn
basics to reach at desired goal. Some of benefits of grid based
website design systems are:
Clarity/Order— it brings the order to a layout making it easier
for visitors to find and navigate through information.
Efficiency— It helps designers to quickly add elements to a
Economy—it makes the task easier for other designers to
collaborate on the design and decide where to place elements.
Consistency/Harmony— Grids creates the consistency in the
layout of pages across a single site or even several sites.
Examples of Grid-based design
Look at few examples of grid-based designs to make clear what
the article is about.
Grids are originally found in print design but are very useful to
web design. Make sure you site doesn’t look like a newspaper’s
layout, but it can surely provide the uniform structure to start
the design with.
Useful Tools for Grid-based Designs
Adaptive Grid System based on the Golden Section
The Columns are defined using em to keep line length
web page fill the browser window.
Layout Grid Bookmarklet
post about using a background image of a grid for layout
Grid Overlay Bookmarklet
Just a quick note to share my version of Andy Budd’s Layout
WPDFD Browser Grid
This grid represents the maximum safe sizes for the three main
monitor sizes in use today and assumes that the browser
window has been maximised. 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768
Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs
Downloadable and very printable
Gridding the 960
Background image grid + pixel ruler + column divisions for
960px-width layout, all in one mean little package.
Web Page Layout Grid
Add this image as a background to the body of your page to
help you lay it out.
Position is Everything – Vertical Grids
A method enabling the vertical positioning of elements across
Hope you found the article helpful, to create beautiful and
unique web design you need the structure and balance in the