Layout Essentials: 100 Design Principles for Using Grids

March 23, 2009

This book outlines and demonstrate basic layout/grid guidelines and rules through 100 entries.

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Setting Web Type to a Baseline Grid

March 23, 2009

Another excellent article on the Dev Opera site covering baseline grids and how they can be applied to the web.

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A Type Primer

February 18, 2009

A Type Primer provides a practical guide for beginners, presenting the basic principles and applications of typography. The book includes a section on how type is applied to a grid.

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TypoGridder

February 5, 2009

A jQuery based tool that generates an image with a baseline grid based on the lineheight of an element.

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Grid Designer

January 20, 2009

A CSS tool used for creating scalable grids and calculating typographic settings and that generates CSS and XHTML templates.

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The Vignelli Canon

January 9, 2009

A 96 page PDF book by the master Massimo Vignelli on better understanding typography in graphic design with a nice section of grids.

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Type Book/Grid Project

January 6, 2009

Project involving developing a grid system, and laying out an informational book on the usage of type, with text from various sources.

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Typogridphy

January 5, 2009

Typogridphy is a CSS framework constructed to allow web designers and front-end developers to quickly code typograhically pleasing grid layouts.

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Typographic Systems of Design

December 23, 2008

Typographic Systems explores eight major structural systems beyond the traditional ordering systems of the grid – including random, radial, modular, and bilateral systems.

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AisleOne Essentials

December 10, 2008

A single place for all designers to find the most essential books on graphic design, typography and grid systems.

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Setting Type on the Web to a Baseline Grid

December 9, 2008

The main principle of the baseline grid is that the bottom of every line of text (the baseline) falls on a vertical grid set in even increments all the way down the page.

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Blueprint CSS Framework

December 8, 2008

Blueprint is a CSS framework that gives you a solid CSS foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, and even a stylesheet for printing.

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