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Grids for CSS

It may have already been explained on the 1st stage of Website Waters, But I don't understand how someone would be able to know how many columns there would be in a grid and how wide the columns would be. Do you calculate it in the design process before writing the site?

1 Answer

Kevin Korte
Kevin Korte
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If you had a grid system, you could look in the CSS document and see how many columns and the widths of those columns. Usually though, yes you take into account your gird system in the design process. Just keep in mind grids are to help align and lay out items, but in no way should a grid be so inflexible that you base your design around a grid. Instead your grid should fit around the design.

I've posted this before, but I enjoy this article on grids http://css-tricks.com/dont-overthink-it-grids/