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Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design by Dave Shea, Molly E. Holzschlag, Andy Clarke

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Chapter 3. Inspiration

Inspiration
  • Explore the divine proportion.

  • Design with grids in mind.

  • Discover that inspiration is everywhere.

Inspiration

Introducing Grid-Based Design

When you sit back in your comfy chair, close your eyes, and think about grids, what are the first ideas that spring to mind? I suppose that if your chosen career path has led you to wear a pointy hat and direct traffic, your mind might jump first to those yellow “don’t-enter-unless-your-exit-is-clear” grids at busy road junctions. But I’m assuming you chose instead to design for the Web and your ideas ...

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