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Designing a hierarchical grid

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by DarkCloud, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. DarkCloud

    DarkCloud New Member

    hi, I'm new to graphic design and I'm trying to figure out how to calculate an attractive heirachical grid for laying out a new website?

    any pointers appreciated :icon_smile:
  2. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Knock yerself out; 960 Grid System
  3. DarkCloud

    DarkCloud New Member

    Thanks Corrosive that doesnt teach me how to calculate where to place hanging lines within my grid :(

    thats the bit i'm struggling to figure plus how to use the golden section
  4. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    OK, in that case we are talking at crossed purposes. That is the only 'grid' thing I associate with web design. I clearly have no idea what 'placing hanging lines in a grid' means! Sorry 'bout that. :icon_biggrin:
  5. DarkCloud

    DarkCloud New Member

    np at all Corrosive, thanks for helping anyway

    hanging lines is the posh way of saying horizontal lines on the grid

    simple as that :icon_smile:

    thanks for your help its appreciated :)
  6. DarkCloud

    DarkCloud New Member

    960 Grid System

    if you look at the at the horizontal lines in the spring valley example they are not at regular intevals


    50,100,150 px

    thats what i'd call a hierarchical horizontal grid
  7. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    OK, so bear in mind I am a code monkey mainly, if you explain what you need and why you need I may be able to give a more technical answer but I don't understand the graphic design terms.

    If you want a grid-like layout with varying box sizes then it can be achieved through using CSS, HTML and floats with the CSS box model actually dictating where your grid/boxes sit.
  8. DarkCloud

    DarkCloud New Member

    likewise :) I'm trying to get some graphic design know-how to add a bit of pizazz to my work which is rather mundane/meh for want of a better word :icon_dunno:
  9. Corrosive

    Corrosive Moderator Staff Member

    Ah, I see. Fair enough :icon_thumbup:

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