Video Course

Basics of Grids

by Michael Johnson

Happy Cog Design Director Michael “MJ” Johnson tackles the history of grids and some best practices and tools for designing them. Read the full description


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What's in this Course?

This course is part of the The Happy Cog Way series. Buy the complete series for one low price.

Course Goal: Learn the basics of grids, including the history behind them, some best practices and tools for helping you design your own grids.

There are many ways to build a grid for your website design. Online tools or handrolled methods, most people have their own way.

In this course, Design Director Michael “MJ” Johnson tackles how Happy Cog handles designing grids. He reviews the different ways and demonstrates the tools we use in our work. In the roundtable discussion, MJ and other Happy Cog designers discuss their experiences designing grids.

This course covers the following:

  • History of Grids
  • Why you should use grids?
  • Tools for designing grids
  • Planning before designing your grid
  • Asymmetry in grids


What is the difficulty level?


This is a beginner level course on building a grid for website designs. It covers some history of grids but assumes working knowledge of web design.

How long is the course?

The course is 38 minutes of gridtstic fun. Michael jumps in deep and helps you learn to identify your "brick."

What if I need to use them with my co-workers?

There is a Team Pack available, which allows you to share the course with up to 5 people in your company or the Company license, which allows you to share the videos with up to 25 people. You can choose the proper license when you add the video series to your cart.

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