Designing with Grid — An Event Apart D.C.

D83926c323d4f9289f947b4b4e76b939?s=47 Jen Simmons
July 06, 2017

Designing with Grid — An Event Apart D.C.

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Jen Simmons

July 06, 2017
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  1. Designing With Grid An Event Apart D.C @jenSimmons

  2. CSS Grid

  3. The Kiss, 1896

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  5. Our medium is not done

  6. Layout on the web

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  33. photo by Brad Frost, 2012, CC BY 2.0

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  40. starter-kit framework

  41. Nicole Sullivan 2008 Ana Debenham 2011 Brad Frost 2013 D!igning

    Systems of Components
  42. BUTTON Headline 1 Headline 2 This is a paragraph of

    text. Do we like how this works? Yes, please. Ok. Do all the text like this. BUTTON BUTTON Headline 1 This is a paragraph of text. Do we like how this works? Yes, please. Ok. Do all the text like this. BUTTON
  43. Headline This is a paragraph of text. Do we like

    how this works? Yes, please. Ok. Do all the text like this. BUTTON Headline This is a paragraph of text. Do we like how this works? Yes, please. Ok. Do all the text like this. BUTTON Headline This is a paragraph of text. Do we like how this works? Yes, please. Ok. Do all the text like this. BUTTON Headline Headline Headline
  44. color palette typography palette layout palette

  45. The Official Timeline of Web Page Layout The No-Layout Layout

    Table-based Layouts Hand-coded Float Layouts Framework Layouts Amazing Future!
  46. CSS Grid Flexbox Alignment Writing Modes Multicolumn Viewport Units Transforms

    Object Fit Clip-path Masking Shape-outside Initial-letter Flow Floats Block Inline Inline-block Display:table Margin Negative margins Padding everything else in CSS
  47. This new CSS revolutionizes web page layout.

  48. Nature of CSS Grid

  49. (Let s bust some assumptions) ’

  50. explicit vs. implicit

  51. You define "e size and/or number of rows and/or columns

    Let "e browser define number or size of rows or columns
  52. Place each #em 
 into a specific 
 cell or

    area Let "e browser place each #em using auto-placement algor#hm
  53. Rows *and* Columns

  54. ROWS!!!!!!!!!!!

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  57. Tracks don’t have to all be the same size.

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  60. Content sized by the size of a track.

  61. Tracks sized by the size of content.

  62. portion of available 
 space — 2 parts set by

    
 content size fixed portion of available 
 space — 1 part
  63. Content doesn’t have to fill a track.

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  66. start center end justify-items: s t r e t c

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  67. start center end align-items: s t r e t c

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  70. You can use Grid to line things up. Or not.

  71. What shall we do with CSS Grid?

  72. How do we know 
 where to put things?

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  74. visual hierarchy

  75. visual hierarchy Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet FUSCE UT TURPIS

    SIT AMET
  76. symmetry

  77. asymmetry

  78. symmetry

  79. asymmetry

  80. proxim#y

  81. proxim#y

  82. dens#y

  83. dens#y

  84. My deep respect for form and positive and negative space

    comes from studying Frank Lloyd Wright ’s idea of compression and expansion. You walk into a F.L.W. building and the entrance way is so small it makes you almost dip your head. And then as soon as you walk into the main room, he blows up the space, and it makes you feel ‘oh, that ’s so good’. — Platon, photographer “
  85. Graphic design for the web

  86. Graphic design of the web

  87. labs.jensimmons.com

  88. What I’ve Discovered in Six parts

  89. 1. Overlap

  90. from Designing the Editorial Experience, Sue Apfelbaum and Juliette Cezzar

  91. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-003.html

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  93. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-002.html

  94. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-002.html

  95. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-018.html

  96. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/02-001.html

  97. Overlap

  98. 2, The Viewport

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  110. storyboards

  111. Storyboards for Star Wars, directed by George Lucas. Spartacus, directed

    by Stanley Kubrick. Storyboards created by Saul Bass.
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  115. Grid rows & columns Alignment Viewport Units

  116. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-008.html

  117. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-010.html

  118. Viewport Units 50vh 25vh 50vw 25vh 50vw

  119. Viewport Units 50vmin 100vh

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  122. Framing

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  126. Filmic Language

  127. Webic Language

  128. what does it mean to have a 
 reading experience

    with 
 a frame, where things move in and out of that frame?
  129. what does it mean to have a 
 interaction experience

    with a frame, where things move in and out of that frame?
  130. The Viewport

  131. 3. White Space

  132. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-003.html

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  135. “ THE VIGNELLI CANON Great designs can be achieved without

    the use of the grid, but the grid is a very useful tool to guarantee results. Ultimately the most important tool is the management of the white space in layouts. It is the white space that makes the layout sing. Bad layouts have no space left for breathing — every little space is covered by a cacophony of type sizes, images, and screaming titles.
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  145. 1. Control the size of the page? Nope. 2. Line

    things up? Yes. Easy. 3. Create white space? Yes, absolutely. 4. Maintain aspect ratios? Nope. Not yet.
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  147. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-021.html

  148. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-021.html

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  150. Grid like a Modernist?

  151. White Space

  152. 4. Verticality

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  156. 4. Verticality

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  165. photo by Fan Ho

  166. photo by Fan Ho

  167. photos by Fan Ho

  168. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-020.html

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  170. Verticality

  171. 5. Flexibility

  172. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/02-004.html

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  174. px em % pixels (or rem) percents 60px 10em 20%

  175. min-content max-content fr minmax()

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  178. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-007.html

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    phrase with several words. This is a phrase with several words.
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  186. fr unit = “fraction”

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  188. 100% 33% 33% 33%

  189. 100% 33.33333% 33.33333% 33.33333%

  190. 100% 33.33333% 33.33333% 33.33333%

  191. 100% 33% 33% 33% 2% 2%

  192. 100% 32% 32% 32% 2% 2% 100% – 4% =

    96% = 32% 3 3
  193. 100% 31.333% 31.333% 31.333% 3% 3% 100% – 6% =

    94% = 31.333% 3 3
  194. 100% 31.666% 31.666% 31.666% 2.5% 2.5% 100% – 5% =

    95% = 31.666666666666666% 3 3
  195. .box { width: calc(100-(2*2em)/3)%;} 100% x% x% x% 2em 2em

    @media (min-width: 600px) { .box { width: calc(100-(2*2em)/3)%;}} @media (min-width: 800px) { .box { width: calc(100-(3*2em)/4)%;}} @media (min-width: 400px) { .box { width: calc(100-(1*2em)/2)%;}}
  196. 100% 1fr 1fr 1fr 2em 2em

  197. 1fr 1fr 1fr 2em 2em 1fr + 1fr + 1fr

    = 3fr total therefore, 1fr = 1/3 of the space
  198. 1fr 1fr 1fr 2em 2em 1fr + 1fr + 1fr

    + 1fr = 4fr total therefore, now 1fr = 1/4 of the space 1fr 2em
  199. 100px 1fr 1fr 1fr 1fr 100px

  200. 2fr 1fr 50px 1fr min-content

  201. 6fr 2.4fr 1fr 2.4fr 2fr

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  203. from alistapart.com/article/content-out-layout

  204. minmax()

  205. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-003.html

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  207. .container { display: grid; grid-template-columns: repeat(auto-fit, minmax(100px, 1fr)); // nothing

    about rows } .item { // nothing about item placement }
  208. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-016.html

  209. grid-template-columns: 100px 1fr 1fr minmax(40ch, 65ch) 1fr; 1fr 1fr 100px

    1fr minmax(40ch, 65ch)
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  211. “pixel perfect ”

  212. What happens when parts of the content / interface are

    ‘missing’? Or are shorter / longer than ‘ideal’?
  213. Design the flexibility model.

  214. Flexibility

  215. 6. Creativity

  216. labs.jensimmons.com/2017/01-004.html

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  218. 1. Overlap 2. The Viewport 3. White Space 4. Verticality

    5. Flexibility 6. Creativity
  219. Time to play.
 Time to learn.

  220. www.layout.land

  221. labs.jensimmons.com

  222. Modern Layouts: 
 Getting Out of Our Ruts Revolutionize Your

    Page: 
 Real Art Direction on the Web 2015 2016 available on jensimmons.com
  223. jensimmons.com/post/feb-27-2017/learn-css-grid

  224. developer.mozilla.org/docs/Web/CSS/CSS_Grid_Layout

  225. Time to explore.

  226. A basic design is functional. 
 A great one will

    
 say something.” — Tinker Hatfield, shoe designer for Nike “
  227. jensimmons.com @jensimmons layout.land labs.jensimmons.com Thanks!