- Read Grid Systems: Principles of Organizing Type.
- Read Grid Systems in Graphic Design.
- Read Mark Boulton's "Designing Grid Systems":
- Read Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design.
- Read Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition.
You can use a grid in a design when you can:
- Create inner axial alignment.
- Edit and/or build a grid according to the content in your design (not using a prebuilt framework).
- Have symmetrical and asymmetrical balance in your designs.
- Keep consistent vertical and horizontal space.
- Use the grid to create active white space within a design.
- Use the grid to strengthen the contents hierarchy.
- Use a more complex grid system than a equal column 3 or 4 column grid.
- Browse The Grid System.