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PUBLIC MARKS from sbrothier with tags webdesign & "grid layout"

This year

Packery

Packery is a JavaScript layout library that uses a bin-packing algorithm. This is a fancy way of saying “it fills empty gaps.” Packery layouts can be intelligently ordered or organically wild. Elements can be stamped in place, fit in an ideal spot, or dragged around.

2012

THE AVANT/GARDE DIARIES

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The Avant/Garde Diaries is a digital portrait magazine that documents personal views on the avant-garde. Rather than labeling people avant-garde, we try to see through the eyes of people, who we admire for what they do. For each article we ask contributors from the creative field to introduce someone or something they consider to be ahead of time and explain why. The result will be a compendium of various, very personal perspectives that disclose new ways of thinking and spread inspiration. Corresponding to this digital platform, three-day festivals will be hosted in metropolises around the world. Each event will be curated by an expert from the creative industry, showcasing his or her personal view on avant-garde. For information on upcoming and past events please check the Event category on this site. The Avant/Garde Diaries is a project initiated by German automobile manufacturer Mercedes-Benz. All content remains editorially independent.

15 Great Examples of Websites using jQuery Masonry | Web Resources | WebAppers

jQuery Masonry is a dynamic grid layout plugin for jQuery. Think of it as the flip-side of CSS floats. Whereas floating arranges elements horizontally then vertically, Masonry arranges elements vertically, positioning each element in the next open spot in the grid. The result minimizes vertical gaps between elements of varying height, just like a mason fitting stones in a wall.

2011

Designing faster with a baseline grid | Teehan+Lax

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Lately, grids have become the ultimate obsession of designers and design writers: hundreds — not to say thousands — of articles, tutorials, books and websites solely dedicated to grids and their application in (web)design have been published in the last few years. A simple search on Google with the terms “grid” and “webdesign” returns almost 5 million results. There is even a movie with characters trapped in what they call “the grid” […] “a final frontier”.

2010

The Old Fashioned » Realigning the new Twitter

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Recently Twitter redesigned its web interface. The new panel-esque design really encourages to use the web app instead of having to tweet with desktop clients like Twitterrific or Tweetie. The interactions work as expected, and somewhat remind me of those found on Twitter for iPhone, which makes perfect sense since it’s Twitter’s official iPhone app. Overall: impressive work, and thumbs up.

Designers Bookshop – Grid Calculator Basic Edition

Many people that work with layout never take the time to learn a very essential skill (grid systems). Creating your design based on your document dimensions is critical to create the best possible layout. If you are ready to create better layout without having to do any mathematics which is normally required when working with grid systems you should take a look at the videos below. Grid Calculator Basic Edition calculates grid systems for you really fast, all you need to do is to paste the information into your layout software. Our software also works for web design. Start creating better layout today! The videos below shows how you can use our software together with Adobe Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. Download the free demo and try it!

Slammer - Designer's Geometry Box

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Slammer overlays any grid you want, anywhere you want. Typographic Grids, Golden Sections, Fibonacci series or Rule of Thirds. Slammer also has Rulers, Crosshairs, Magnifier, Measurements & Screenshots.

2008

Yahoo! UI Library: Grids CSS

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The foundational YUI Grids CSS offers four preset page widths, six preset templates, and the ability to stack and nest subdivided regions of two, three, or four columns. The 4kb file provides over 1000 page layout combinations. Other features include: * Supports fluid-width (100%) layouts as well as preset fixed-width layouts at 750px, 950px, and 974px, and the ability to easily customize to any number. * Supports easy customization of the width for fixed-width layouts. * Flexible in response to user initiated font-size adjustments. * Template columns are source-order independent, so you can put your most important content first in the markup layer for improved accessibility and search engine optimization (SEO). * Self-clearing footer. No matter which column is longer, the footer stays at the bottom. * Layouts less than 100% are automatically centered. * Accommodates IAB's Ad Unit Guidelines for common ad dimensions. * Offers full A-grade browser support.

Grid-Based Design: Six Creative Column Techniques | How-To | Smashing Magazine

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Grid systems bring visual structure and balance to site design. As a tool grids are useful for organizing and presenting information. Used properly, they can enhance the user experience by creating predictable patterns for users to follow. From designer’s point of view they allow for an organized methodology for planning systematic layouts.

Allan Jardine | Design

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Design is a suite of web-design and development assistive tools which can be utilised on any web-page. Encompassing utilities for grid layout, measurement and alignment, Design is a uniquely powerful JavaScript bookmarklet.

2007

Grid Layout

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Khoi Vinh has been touting Grid Layouts for years. From his efforts there have been many, many solutions to helping people use Grid Layouts successfully. Thanks to a recent brilliant idea of Jon Hicks and code execution by Teevio, I present to you Grid Layout JS.

GridMaker Reboot - Article - andrewingram

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A few months ago I wrote GridMaker to aid in producing grid-based web design mock-ups in Photoshop (and later Fireworks). Whilst very primitive it was well-received and many have informed me how useful they’ve found it. At the same time it was clear that there were a number of issues so I went back to GridMaker and made a number of changes.

Grid Calculator

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Change the settings (by dragging the sliders, clicking on the bars, or editing the values) to calculate the overall width of your grid.

Information Architects Japan » iA Notebook » Web Toolbox and the Ideal Website

We are currently adapting iA’s website to meet the new requirements. We will base the new design on an idea that has haunted us since we began making websites. A website with a basic grid fully based on Fibonacci’s Golden Cut. After weeks of pushing and pulling here it is – the ideal website:

Design By Grid

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Grid based design for websites is becoming more popular, but the technique is till somewhat unknown. Design By Grid is a resource to promote websites design with grids, and the tools and techniques used to make websites with grids.

Andy Budd::Blogography: Layout Grid Bookmarklet

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Inspired by Khoi Vinh’s post about using a background image of a grid for layout, and a subsequent post over at Smiley Cat about the same thing, I decided to knock up a quick Photoshop style Layout Grid Bookmarklet

A List Apart: Articles: Setting Type on the Web to a Baseline Grid

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We web designers get excited about the littlest things. Our friends in the print world must get a kick out of watching us talk about finally being able to achieve layouts on the web that they’ve taken for granted for years. Let’s face it: it’s easier these days to embed a video on the web than it is to set type consistently or align elements to a universal grid.

2006

Amazon.com: Grid Systems in Graphic Design: Books: Josef Muller-Brockmann,Josef Muller - Brockmann

From a professional for professionals, here is the definitive word on using grid systems in graphic design. Though Muller-Brockman first presented hi interpretation of grid in 1961, this text is still useful today for anyone working in the latest computer-assisted design. With examples on how to work correctly at a conceptual level and exact instructions for using all of the systems (8 to 32 fields), this guidebook provides a crystal-clear framework for problem-solving. Dimension: 81/2 x 113/4 inches, English & German Text, 357 b&w examples and illustrations.

2005

Subtraction: The Funniest Grid You Ever Saw

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An in-depth look at the complicated layout grid behind The Onion.

Five simple steps to designing grid systems - Part 4 : Journal : Mark Boulton | Information design

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Layout seems to be a hot topic at the moment, mostly prompted by the ALA redesign and the numerous discussions of the choice by Jason and the ALA team to go 1024 for a fixed width. I'm not going to go into my thoughts on ALA in too much depth here, there's been a lot of that already, but it seems like the right time to get this article out.