Grid system front end dev.
I’ve been putting off learning grid systems for layout because I just haven’t made time for them, and they looked unnecessarily complicated (wrongly). I’m about to prototype a new project that I’m glad I haven’t started using Grid 960 thanks to this article (readi it if you’re uninitiated). Understanding in minutes, not hours.
I know that there are other systems, namely the famous Twitter Bootstrap that work well, some argue better, but it’s a lot of preference. I’m not in love with TB because it seems like you can always tell when a site uses it. I’d probably attribute that to their interface elements included- namely buttons. To that end, it’s probably heavier than I need it to be in the included code dept. I know I can trim it, but there are too many other options to take a knife to one framework to make it fit.
I know that there are a bunch of systems out there, like, a lot. Newer one’s tend to focus on fluidity and responsive layouts- which is more and more necessary. I even think that developing responsive sites without a grid system might be exponentially more difficult. All of this is coming after I play with 960.
I feel like I’m late to the game on this one, then again, it’s feeling like I’ve only really needed it right now. Perfect timing.
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