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Harry Roberts 960 > 997 Grid System

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by glenwheeler, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    I read this on twitter Friday briefly, and then took a good look this morning and made a lot of sense from something so simple!

    Why did we ever start with the 960 when this method could have always been used? I did a website for a client a few weeks ago who wanted the site as wide as possible. I made it 960 however he was'nt happy and asked me to make the site 1020 wide, he demanded this width. So following the clients demands I did it. It's less than 1024 so I thought well, why not.

    This is the reason I like this little page from Harry! Take a look!

    The 997 Grid System
  2. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

  3. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    Hit the big time there mate! Did you see Zeldman's read in .net magazine issue 206?
  4. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Ah no, I didn't see it. I don't buy .net any more.
  5. absolutely loving the 997 system Harry.
  6. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    It's no 983 grid system though is it! much nicer prime number, more difficult to use, but when you use it right, just WOW
  7. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    I was actually going to use the 983 but it's just not big enough for my needs unfortunately :(
  8. glenwheeler

    glenwheeler Senior Member

    I like plenty of space I guess this is why the 997 would come in handy!
  9. tbwcf

    tbwcf Active Member

    Ha ha ha - fair play Harry, you cheeky, witty F*%k! - nice work - defo too much time on your hands though! Suze obvo isn't round often enough - or if she is you let her spend too much time on your iPad while you're geekin it up : ) - either way - good on you!
  10. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    wtf is this conversation about?

    < never been more confused.
  11. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    Someone (can't be bothered to trawl through) posted up a new Grid system on some site or another that gave 18 more pixels over 960, or something silly like that,

    Arguing the extra real estate gives more freedom (while removing the divisibility of 12/16/24 columns (and extra's if you want them)) and removing the standard 300px column that ads come in (?)

    Also claiming 960 was dead

    So Harry made this, a 1 column, larger than 960 px, less than 1024 px (-margin), grid system, to take the piss :p but we now worry people have taken him seriously
  12. br3n

    br3n Senior Member

    Well explained.... A rather elaborate scheme :)

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