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The idea of a 'baseline grid' tends to be abused...especially on the web. The baseline grid is really for use in multi-column publications. The idea is to have consistent horizontal 'lines' across all the columns. And it should be used by default, but you should also know when NOT to use it. Your bulleted list example is a good case where it's probably ...


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Just use objects Guides are fine but I prefer lines and rectangles. I keep them isolated on their own layer for easy activation/deactivation. Smart guides will make it extra simple to snap to these objects. I set up my basic grid unit and position it in one corner of the layout. Then I use a Transform each to tile it out to a full grid. That is, if you're ...


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Specially if you work on your own and you haven't done that many logos, the process can be quite straightforward: One or two main ideas, some alternative executions, and a final agreement. Maybe you are happy with the result, maybe it doesn't really seem to mean that much. When I came across these examples about a year ago (had to regoogle it), it ...


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Problems with baseline grids are easier to resolve if you keep in mind this overriding rule: the only purpose of graphic design is to facilitate communication. That's what you are hired for, what you are paid for, and what you are depended upon to do. A grid (or any other design element) is useful an appropriate only if it achieves that purpose. Information ...


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No need for a script (yet), I found a simple way. Hope it helps someone else too. If you want all the cutouts / slices to be of same size and cover whole image, resize or crop base image accordingly. Create one big slice, containing the whole image. Right click on the slice icon in the top left corner. Choose Divide Slice and define into how many slices do ...


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The baseline grid in web design is a need academic puzzle but mostly impractical from a hard-coded mathematical standpoint. Since CSS has no concept of a baseline for type, it's technically impossible to get baselines to match. You can come close to spacing things, but you eventually end up with something that may make sense when looking at the numbers, but ...


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You can break out of it any time you want. Keep in mind, a grid system serves as a guide, but not a hard rule. When you design a site, the grids should serve the content, not the other way around. 960grid is popular because the total width is divisible by so many numbers. Before you get to the layout design, I recommend coming up with a good flow of the ...


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The truth is, few are using Photoshop to mock up entire sites anymore. That's just not how modern web design is done in my experience. Wireframing has become much more of a starting point for design than it was 5 years ago. The days where you'd spend hours creating the perfect mock up in Photoshop, then recreating everything again in HTML are long gone. Any ...


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Use the Grid, Luke... Go to Preferences > Guides, Grid and Slices and set up the grid you want. Show/hide the grid with Ctl-', and ensure View > Snap To > Grid is checked. Unlike Illustrator and InDesign, you can't make a distinct baseline grid. The above should be enough for most purposes, though.


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Grid is not a vector object, therefore you can't fill it. The best way to do what you want is drawing the shape you want to fill using the Bezier line tool with "snap to grid" option on. (As I can see on your screenshot this option is enabled for you). Then your drawing will fit the grid as you place points. The final step: fill your shape with the color ...


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Snap to grid might not be the concept you're looking for. You might be looking for a menu item named something like "align and distribute", which is found in many almost any decent drawing, painting, or desktop-publishing program. (You can even find it in some office programs.) Just be sure to pay attention to what you're using as the "anchor" for aligning ...


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I would suggest having a paragraph style for lists where only the first line aligns to the baseline grid. This way the list won't get messy, all lines with bullets will still run on the baseline grid, maintaining the overall look of alignment, while the following lines have a different spacing. Resulting in a similar look as you described you often settle ...


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I can't find it either. So they either moved it into oblivion or they just got rid of it. I would recommend the hotkeys/shortcuts: CTRL + ' = Toggle grid CTRL + R = Toggle rulers These are much faster than moving the mouse around and pressing buttons anyways!


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Double-click the origin point for the rulers. This will reset the rulers to 0 and should, in turn, start the grid at 0. It seems to be a bit temperamental here. You may need to switch to the Artboard tool, click an artboard, then double-click the ruler origin.


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You can recalculate the baseline grid to manage smaller numbers and subdivision so you can do fractional increments which every interval will coincide. if your baseline grid unit is 9 pt it means that a natural subdivision would be 3pt. In a text set to 8pt you can have 9pt or 12pt, in a text set to 12pt you can have a line height of 15pt, 18pt… having a set ...


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The grid is simply a tool used to give visual balance to a piece. There's nothing stating that anyone has to follow or not-follow a grid in anything. Its just there to help with layout. The grids you give all could work, but its really up to what YOU think looks good. If you work in only 3x3 grids and you and your client are happy with the results, then you ...


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Could be done in practically any software. Most applications have guides and grids and the ability to snap to them. All it takes is care when constructing. If I were creating that graphic, I'd use Adobe Illustrator... create one cup, then set it as a symbol and duplicate it as many times as are needed.


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The vertical rhythm isn't hard to implement, especially if you start with a CSS reset. I stumbled upon this link http://24ways.org/2006/compose-to-a-vertical-rhythm some time ago, and have since been using the technique in all of my designs. What I've found is that after working with a "canned" set of type declarations in my CSS file (h1 - h6, p, etc. - ...


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Your best bet is to find a GS that works with your project at hand. There's tons of them out there: 960gs, Bootstrap, Foundation etc. You want to develop your website based on the parameters of your chosen GS. Most of these GS come with their own set of parameters and guidelines, the grids themselves also vary in column width, gutter width, and outside ...


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The term is 'fluid width' site--which is a layout that stretched to accommodate the browsers. Layouts that also re-arrange elements based on screen size (in addition to fluid stretching) is called a 'responsive layout' site. Reasons why you may not want a site to stretch the full width: it can be a bit more challenging to design around than a fixed-width ...


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I found the solution: see the screenshot bellow I don't understand why this option is hidden in preferences panel and why it is enabled by default, his place should be in "snap to" menu and disabled


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Here's what most likely took place, I'm guessing.... The artist sketched the figure by hand. This gave them a road map of the general shapes and layout of the piece. From there, the artist may have scanned the sketch to use as a general roadmap. Looking at the sketch, you can create the grid and circles for the areas you want to align. Then using tools in ...


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Looks like a candidate for Illustrator's Blend Tool: Create blends The Blend tool and Make Blend command let you create blends, which are a series of intermediate objects and colors between two or more selected objects. Create a blend with the Blend tool Select the Blend tool. Do one of the following: To blend in ...


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You either have (as you noted yourself) different units set for the grid and ruler, or the grid is set to repeat on a weird interval. You can change the units of the ruler by right clicking on it. For the other settings, you have to look into the preference pane (⌘+K or ctrl+K). Units are obviously under the Units tab. Changing the grid is done under the ...


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Aurel, A benefit from using grids helps you apply even spacing of elements in your composition. When you're working with information and text elements, like a web page, it's highly important that one places elements onto the layout with a structured, visual hierarchy. Information of course, is the backbone of the web so creating structure of this ...


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I like to just look at websites for inspiration and study "the grid". I can't think of any 'everyday practice' other than to just play with it. Here is nice website with 50 Good Grid Websites Good Luck!


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Myself and our designers use to design by the 960 grid, or create our own grid, to a greater width of 992px (to fit a res of 1024 x 768). The web has progressed so much that our team now break outside these restrictive grids and are using technologies that expand and shrink to fill small to large resolutions. Our designers work closely with our talented ...


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I find basing layout measurements on line-height (or leading, for print design) gives better results than using whatever number you've set the font size. Depending on your typeface's proportions and the way the font was created, the actual rendered glyphs are going to have only a loose relationship to the number designating that font size. As such, if you ...


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I assume you're talking about the Mark Boulton book. No disrespect to Mark, who does fine work, but it isn't a practical text for someone just getting into design. And typographic niceties, frankly, are not a starting point for learning design, especially for the web. (A clear case in point: as e100 indicates, it's not the nominal point size of the type, but ...


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Your baseline grid (line height or "leading" for your body text) is the normal base unit for a complete grid-based overall layout, not font-size which is a somewhat arbitrary measurement. I don't think this complete scale of type sizes is very relevant in any case - you wouldn't normally use more than a few in any design. However, note that sizes at the ...



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