Grids – a series of intersecting vertical, horizontal, and angular guidelines – are often used to help structure content in graphic design, typography or web design.
The grid is like a design’s backbone – the invisible system that gives the visible layout its structure and holds everything in place.
Sounds straightforward enough, yet grids can be difficult or even scary for designers to embrace.
Why? We designers enjoy being in a field that allows our creativity to flourish. A grid system, on the other hand, is a series of straight lines that are precisely and accurately set in place.
This embodies some of the contradictions…