Always a hot topic!!
Grids in general are good, and 960 for me is good for rapid development.
I think where alot of folks go wrong is they forget they can still give their div’s ID’s to identify them with, which to me seems like a no brainer…
960.gs is just a tool, it’s like asking:
Screwdriver – good or bad?
Some use it, some don’t. The reasons are quite obvious, so it’s always up to your preference. But in general, using some kind of a grid is usually better than using no grid at all. It’s also healthier to change your grid framework in every theme to avoid having them look the same (not an issue for some authors).
Using the same grid system over and over limits your ideas and creativity, believe it or not. Two items from two authors based on the same grid system may look completely different, but two items from one author, based on the same grid system, will look similar for sure – it just blocks the creative juices in your head somehow, hard to describe…
i agree completely. i cant say to my partner that we are restrictes by a grid system. he will not be pleased.
There’s nothing restricting about using grids, or grid systems. Once you know how to use them properly, you can learn to break the rules. I only display the 960gs when I’m creating a new content area (ie. a sidebar), and then hide it right after. Once I figure out the alignment/spacing of content that I want, I just use the selection tool as a ruler of sorts to make sure all of it aligns. I know, it’s a little unorthodox.
I use the 960 grid system for all my designs. It makes designing so much easier.
960 is ok but for my next theme i developed a custom fluid grid.
@ttheb64 Is it just me or it’s Friday again and you are sitting in a shadow, drinking wine and posting to an old threads – again. No disrespect, just something I’ve noticed on you over the past few months – my Friday beers keep my eyes wide open while sneaking through forums…
@magicalcensor Please, we are trying to read here.