“A two-dimensional structure made up of a series of intersecting vertical and horizontal axes used to structure content. The grid serves as an armature on which a designer can organize text and images in a rational, easy to absorb manner.” — Wikipedia The grid is an invisible structure that collects all the elements within a web page together. Grids are never properly visible, however traces of the grids’ “discipline” can be seen by the placement of elements within a web page. The grid also dictates the size of such design elements as widths of column texts, repeated placement of elements, padding around imagery, word spacing, line height, etc
DesignFestival: An Introduction to Grids in Web Design
Callum Hopkins is a designer and front-end developer with over 6 years web experience and a Bachelors degree in Design for Digital Media. With knowledge in both design and development, he is able to influence both sides of the web building process. Callum has a love for complex coding functions and beautiful design. He runs his own personal blog at where he writes thought-provoking articles.