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The Semantic Grid System

The Semantic Grid System

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Grid System Generator The Heads-Up Grid Responsive web design, as described/defined by Ethan Marcotte anyway, is the act of creating various forms of the same basic site design that are optimized for different ranges of browser window widths. Luckily, the way that I originally constructed the Heads-Up Grid made it relatively easy to adapt to the needs of responsive web design. You can quickly and easily define as many different grids as you need by way of basic JavaScript conditional statements. Even if you are not extremely comfortable with JavaScript, if you are ambitious enough to tackle responsive web design you will most likely have no problem figuring this out. To create a responsive grid use the following code as a template. The result should be a system that checks the browser window width on pageload as well as any time that the browser window is resized and render the appropriate grid.

UIkit 960 Grid System Responsive Web Design just got Easier with the Responsive Grid System Skeleton: Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development Grid (page layout) A grid applied within an image (instead of a page) using additional angular lines to guide proportions. In graphic design, a grid is a structure (usually two-dimensional) made up of a series of intersecting straight (vertical, horizontal, and angular) or curved guide lines used to structure content. The grid serves as an armature on which a designer can organize graphic elements (images, glyphs, paragraphs) in a rational, easy to absorb manner. A grid can be use to organize graphic elements in relation to a page, in relation to other graphic elements on the page, or relation to other parts of the same graphic element or shape. The less common printing term “reference grid,” is an unrelated system with roots in the early days of printing. Before the invention of movable type and printing, simple grids based on optimal proportions had been used to arrange handwritten text on pages. Some examples of grid system frameworks are: There are also CSS frameworks that include their own grid system:

How I Chose A Grid Framework Last week I talked about my choice of a grid for this site. I walked you through my thought process, the constraint the grid is built on, and how I eventually settled on an 8 column grid. I even tossed in a few thoughts about setting up a baseline grid. Experimenting with Grids Most of the time when developing the layout for any site I just have at it. Why it didn’t occur to me to just develop something specifically for this site like usual, I’m not sure. I wanted a system where I could quickly design new content through a handful of classes Ideally I wanted to develop a true modular grid where Element A through some combination of classes could become a 4 module field in the lower right of the grid, while Element B with a different combination of classes could occupy 2 columns along a single row along the center of the left side of the design and so on. I wasn’t looking for an endless supply of classes. I guess I played around with the same things most css grid frameworks do. Summary

Less Framework 4 I called Less Framework "a CSS grid system for designing adaptive websites". It was basically a fixed-width grid that adapted to a couple of then popular screen widths by shedding some of its columns. It also had matching typographic presets to go with it, built with a modular scale based on the golden ratio. The resources it was originally published with are still available on GitHub. Contrary to how most CSS frameworks work, Less Framework simply provided a set of code comments and visual templates, instead of having predefined classes to control the layout with. This is how I still work today and definitely a method I advocate. /* Default Layout: 992px. Less Framework was popular in the early days of responsive design. Eventually, I moved on from fixed-width grid systems and worked on a fully fluid-width one, in the form of Golden Grid System. Less Framework's popularity was helped by the following contributions and the lovely people behind them (dead links crossed off):