An essay looking at the role of grids in editorial websites, presented as a single page site and PDF slides.
For this project we had to write a 3000 word essay and give a 10 minute presentation on the use of grids in a chosen area of web design. I decided to focus on editorial websites as they often represent a single medium for publications that span many formats. I was particularly interested in websites that started life in print and how the visual styles and design had translated to the web.
As well as writing the essay I designed a web page to present it. At the time I was experimenting with various grid systems and frameworks. Here I used the Fluid Baseline Grid for vertical dimensions and typographic styles. I also used the Less Framework to create a responsive layout with three columns at full width.
Completed 25th January 2012