The Basics: Grids

March 10th, 2010 by Larry


I tell my students this all the time: If you don’t start your designs with a grid, then you’ve already screwed up. I don’t care what you’re trying to accomplish, you need a grid. Sure, you don’t want that grid to “own your ass”, so you can always intentionally “break” that grid after establishing it. But opening Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / Fireworks / etc. without any idea of how you’re going to lay something out is going to kill you in the end (and your designs will most likely be crappppie).

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  1. Boris Says:

    So true Larry. I think back to a class with Eric Miller where I was a young naive student at PC saying, “Who needs the grid?”. Eric’s words were, “Trust me, you will learn to love it.” I can’t say how right he was. I don’t even do a postcard without a basic grid these days. Long live the Grid.

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