New subscription pricing

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As of right now, the price of our Unlimited Subscription has been permanently dropped to only $9 per month, or $90 per year. (£6 / £60 in the UK.) That’s a 50% drop from our previous rates. The Unlimited Subscription gives users the freedom to experiment with new layouts – trying numerous grid sets for one project. By offering our subscription at a lower price, we hope to encourage more designers to push the limits of Gridset, and therefore push the limits of layout on the web.

Design’s underwear

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Celebrated designer Massimo Vignelli on great book design: “The grid is an integral part of the book design. It’s not something that you see, physically. It’s just like underwear: You wear it, but it’s not to be exposed. So the grid is the underwear of the book.” His thoughts here are immediately applicable to great…

New: Notification Settings

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If you have recently enjoyed a free trial of Gridset, you probably received some emails from us about the end of your trial. We feel it is important to let people know that their grid set assets will not be available after the end of their trial, so we set up these reminders to help users make sure they are not cut off from the files they need. As these notifications are tied to your account, and not our marketing emails, they cannot be unsubscribed from, but they can now be turned off.

Antiphonal Geometry

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Owen Gregory’s talk at Responsive Day Out sufficiently blew the audience’s collective mind… or maybe just mine. In an intense 20 minutes, he explored the idea of deriving geometric ratios from music to help us better understand our design space, and build harmony in our designs.

Working with breakpoints

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Breakpoints, in responsive design, are screen (or browser) sizes where elements of a design break due to spatial limits. At Mark Boulton Design (the design studio behind Gridset), we have recently started identifying two types of breakpoints: Macro and Micro.

A primer on designing grid systems from Mark Boulton

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In 2011 Mark Boulton ran a workshop on “Designing Grid Systems for the Web” as part of Five Simple Steps’ workshop series. The entire half-day session was recorded and is available via FSS Videos. If you are new to using grid systems, or new to designing on the web, this series of videos is a great place to start understanding the challenges involved where these skills meet.

Don’t just choose a grid. Design it!

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Last month, I gave a talk about grids and Gridset at Port80 Localhost. The talk was entitled “Better grids systems on the web,” but as I was writing up the notes for a post on my blog, I realized there was a bigger message that is very pertinent to people like you and me that…

Smarter IE conditionals, v1.2

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The way Gridset serve grids to IE has changed. Before, there was an alternate IE grid sent to IE 9 and below, using the grids you set as your IE grid in the settings. This removed all media queries from IE 9, though IE 9 supports them. Not ideal. In our latest updates, we have improved this dramatically.

New Gridset Free Trials

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As of today, Gridset now offers a 30-day free trial when signing up. You get unlimited access for 30 days, with no further obligation and no credit card required. This is the perfect opportunity to see what Gridset has to offer. If you’ve already signed up to Gridset, we have activated a free trial for…