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The Grid System

The Grid System
This arti­cle is for web design­ers and front-end web devel­op­ers who are inter­ested in grid-based lay­out sys­tems but are at a loss on how to decipher them. 04.Mar.2012 A PDF writ­ten by Andrew Maher to help you design grids and to give you the resources to delve fur­ther into the grid world. Mark Boul­ton pulls together some of his thoughts and con­cerns regard­ing CSS grids and how they could (or, maybe, should) be created. A fold­ing grid for responsive design. An HTML5 & CSS3 devel­op­ment kit that pro­vides a solid foun­da­tion to quickly design web­sites with ease.

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How to Create a Professional Magazine Layout A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Otto Coster was first published on August 4th 2010. Have you ever wondered how professional designers strike the perfect balance between text and image? Using InDesign's powerful type tools, you will learn techniques to help you set and arrange a magazine layout. Step 1 Setting up the Document We'll be using a standard A4 size document for this tutorial.

Griddify, a Tiny Photoshop Panel for Guides and Grids Griddify is tiny and fast. It helps you compose custom grid systems, vertical rhythm, and do a bunch of other stuff with guides in photoshop. Watch the short tutorial to learn how it works: Download and Install (Photoshop CC) Top 5 Recommended Google Font Combinations It’s no secret that the days of custom web fonts have been around for a while. What started out by Typekit and Adobe is now being finished by Google. There is a lot of buzz going on these days with web design and custom fonts, and more than likely you’ve seen some typography that you’d die to use. Some of these are paid fonts, which you might want not want to spend money on. In walks Google Web Fonts – and all of your miseries (like mine) go away.

16 free ebooks for designers We've done some extensive research and found these brilliant free ebooks for you to download and read – but let us know in the comments if you've come across a good book we've missed! There has always been a healthy market for commercial books written by experts, and this isn't likely to change any time soon: sometimes there's just no substitute for splashing your cash and getting high quality content in return. That said, there's a growing movement towards free and freemium content on the web, and the quality of the content is often on a par with the books you'd part cash for. Obviously nobody can afford to print and distribute free books (with the exception of the excellent World Book Night movement), but in this age of tablets, smartphones and laptops the electronic book offers a fantastic, and very cheap, way to spread this content. So, with all that in mind, what content can you get for free in the field of graphic and web design? 01.

The Golden Grid System Explained The first thing I want to do is clear up any misconceptions on the Golden Grid System. At first, I had a hard time figuring out what it was, but now, thanks to this post, I can confidently say it is not a so-to-speak grid system; rather, it is a starting point. The most important thing to remember when using GGS is that it's not meant to be a full-blown "framework". It's designed with design in mind... and with you doing it. It's Too Complicated Paradoxically, what you're really finding overly complex is a lack of complexity.

Page Layout Design Home > Design Tips > Page Layout Design In this tutorial, we’ll explore the design phase of document creation. With the grid as our layout guide, we’ll look at the various ways that elements—text, images, graphic objects, and so on—can work together to produce effective layouts. The grid provides a structured framework for a layout, but it should not limit design or stifle creativity. Rather than forcing you to work rigidly within its confines, the grid layout should work for you, allowing you to dictate the look and feel of your publication. We’re confident you’ll never look back!

Free textures for your next web project. The seigaiha or wave is a pattern of layered concentric circles creating arches, symbolic of waves or water and representing surges of good luck. Made by Olga Libby Download A friend gave me a cork wallet. I scanned it and made this. Made by Atle Mo Three Things You Must Know When Working With Graphics Sharebar One barrier to successful visual design work is a lack of technical knowledge. In this excerpt from my book, Visual Design Solutions, I try to close this knowledge gap.

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