A new way of designing websites

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Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) give you great control over how your web pages are going to look. Back in the day, if you had some real preferences over what went where on a page, you had to enter the world of tables nested inside of tables, and that wasn't pretty for anybody. With the advent of CSS, there was a real break between content and presentation, and everybody's code was dramatically cleaner. Nice. But frankly it can still be rather complicated to make sure that the right bits hit the page in the right place.

The Square Grid is a framework that greatly simplifies the process of creating CSS-driven websites. It consists of a set of templates and worksheets to use in laying out your pages. Sketch sheets let you design on paper with pencil. Template files for Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, let you set up your pages with your favorite graphics tool, and a style file has all the parameters you need to implement your design on your actual pages.

You can grab your copy of The Square Grid for free.

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One Response to “A new way of designing websites”

  1. Jason says:

    Nothing new about designing websites using a framework.

    Been using http://960.gs/ for years.

    http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/html-css-techniques/which-css-grid-framework-should-you-use-for-web-design/

    http://www.1stwebdesigner.com/freebies/12-really-handy-css-framework-template-and-snippet-sites-for-smart-web-designer/

    as the two above reviews show, CSS templates have been around for years – and there are dozens to choose from (many are variants of each other).