Chris is a designer on Typecast, a new app for designing with web fonts in the browser. He lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland; tweets about stuff he doesn’t understand; and writes occasionally on his website.
Contributions by Chris Armstrong
Grid systems are a key component of graphic design, but they’ve always been designed for canvases with fixed dimensions. Until now. Today you’re designing for a medium that has no fixed dimensions, a medium that can and will shape-shift to better suit its environment—a medium capable of displaying a single layout on a smartphone, a billboard in Times Square, and everything in between. You’re designing for an infinite canvas—and for that, you need an infinite grid system. Discover techniques and guidelines that can help bring structure to your content whatever the screen size.