Every serious web designers nows about the 960 Pixel Grid – it was the solution for designers who wanted to improve their design with a grid layout optimized for a standard screen resolution of 1024×768. It is still very popular, but with the advent of responsive/adaptive design and the need for designers to make designs on various screen sizes the 960 grid helps only with one size and the standard 12 pt web ssafe fonts.
To calculate grids is a pain and is time consuming – making more than one for a project was not possible until now. Designers Bookshop has updated their Grid Calculator Basic Edition – which has now a focus on setting up Document Grids for Photoshop and Illustrator.
This means in short that you can make an optimized grid for your web project based on screen sizes, resolution and the font you are using in minutes – and even better, you can maintain gutter and leadings etc. through the whole project for different devices.
I’m a great fan of the Grid Calculator Tools (also have a look at the Pro Version for Indesign) and for only 29.99 it’s a bargain and well worth a try.
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Designers Bookshop – Grid Calculator Basic Edition
The ultimate resource in grid systems.
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