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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http://5by5.tv/pipeline/19 Dan Benjamin interviews Eric Meyer, an internationally recognized expert on the subjects of HTML, CSS, and Web standards. Eric has been working on the web since late 1993. They discuss the changing world of web design, CSS and HTML, motivation, inspiration, and quality.
Dan and Jeffrey talk with guest Ethan Ethan Marcotte, co-author of Designing With Web Standards 3rd Edition, and Handcrafted CSS: More Bulletproof Web Design.
Topics include designing and coding for the likes of the Sundance Film Festival and New York Magazine, and the joys of responsive web design, working remotely, and more.
Creating beautiful web design is largely a matter of mastering a handful of simple techniques. The best designs employ systems of color, contrast, typography, and white space to achieve hierarchy, balance, and rhythm. The rest is just ingenuity and creativity. Matthew will review dozens of great and nearly great sites, explaining how to raise the bar on your next design.