Grid systems have been used in print design, architecture and interior design for generations. Now, on the web, the same rules of grid sys tem com position and usage no longer apply. Content is viewed in many ways; from RSS feeds to email. Content is viewed on many devices; from mobile phones to lap tops. Users can manip u late the browser, they can remove content, resize the can vas, resize the type faces. A designer is no longer in control of this pre sen ta tion. So where do grid systems fit in to all that?
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We discuss grid systems, the introdcution of Safari 4, and the Tropicana rebranding and reversal. We also introduce typoholism.com and announce our first prize.
Grids: they’re everywhere Emblematic of modernity, the grid gives form to everything from skyscrapers and office cubicles to Mondrian paintings and bits of computer code. But the grid has a history that long predates modernity; it is the most prominent visual structure in Western culture.
5by5 - The Web Ahead #9: Mark Boulton on Grids