Instant 960 Grid System [Instant]

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Learn in an Instant - Short, Fast, Focused
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  • Learn something new in an Instant! A short, fast, focused guide delivering immediate results
  • Lay out your website in Photoshop using the 960 Grid System
  • Set up an environment to apply grids to the code
  • Convert the layout to medium and small screens

Book Details

Language : English
eBook : 52 pages
Release Date : September 2013
ISBN : 1783280735
ISBN 13 : 9781783280735
Author(s) : Diego Tres
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Web Development, Open Source

Table of Contents

Instant 960 Grid System
  • Instant 960 Grid System
    • So, what is 960 Grid System?
    • Installation
      • Step 1 – what do I need?
      • Step 2 – preparing the folders
      • Step 3 – downloading
      • Step 4 – linking the files
      • And that's it!
    • Quick start – using 960 Grid System from Photoshop to code
      • Step 1 – laying out in Photoshop with the 960 Grid System
      • Step 2 – from layout to code
      • Step 3 – adding some colors, padding, and text alignment
    • Top 3 features you need to know about 960 Grid System
      • Responsive web design
      • Photoshop
      • Code
        • The small version
        • The medium version
    • People and places you should get to know
      • Official sites
      • Articles and tutorials
      • Blogs
      • Twitter

Diego Tres

Diego Tres has worked professionally since 2000, mostly with large global brands, such as Google, MasterCard, and PepsiCo. He has developed extensive technical skills in developing websites from designing to programming, and he is always aligned with a great business vision. He is always focused on frontend and is obstinate for perfection, seeking all the details involved in the execution of work to get the best results. He was born in 1983. During his childhood, he joined a drawing course and also a painting course. After he broke his legs, he started playing keyboards in his samba group that he played keyboards. Later, he won a 586 computer from his stepfather, which included the famous software, Paint Brush; he then started gaining knowledge about Photoshop and HTML. In 1999, he published his first website using Microsoft Front Page and Macromedia Flash. His first job was as an instructor in web design; he began using web standards in the development of various applications and AJAX, and got a promotion in the same year. Later, he launched his first website for a global brand, Samsung. In 2007, he was selected as a finalist in the Grand Prix (London International Awards) for the first time. The very next year, he founded his own advertising agency; however, he unfortunately failed the first time due to the stock market crash. Later, he began using HTML5 and preprocessors, such as SASS and LESS. He also launched his website using responsive web design and Mobile First design. Recently, he had his name on a winning project. Now he enjoys animations with CSS, SVG, Canvas, and WebGL.
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What you will learn from this book

  • Download the 960 Grid System
  • Choose the right number of columns for the project
  • Use a Photoshop template
  • Prepare code to be used in the 960 Grid System
  • Understand the classes of the 960 Grid System frameworks
  • Download the 960 Fluid Grid Systems
  • Convert your website to small and medium screen platforms

In Detail

Grid systems were an integral part of World War II, helping graphic designers to achieve coherency in devising a flexible system. This book exploits the vast potential of grid systems to create organized and properly aligned websites for mobile platforms.

Instant 960 Grid System is a practical, hands-on guide explaining how to build a website using targeting mobile devices, from tablets to smartphones.

This book shows you how to build quick and organized websites, clearing out the confusion that surrounds column allocation. It will take you through a number of clear and practical exercises that will help you to take advantage of the 960 Grid Systems.

You will also learn how to build your own portfolio, starting with the layout in Photoshop to the final product available in HTML. If you want to understand and familiarize yourself with how to use the 960 Grid System and at the same time want to prepare your website quickly to run on smartphones and tablets, then this book is for you. Not only will it cover the creation of a quickly-produced neat and concise website for different platforms, but it will also teach you how to make it responsive.


Get to grips with a new technology, understand what it is and what it can do for you, and then get to work with the most important features and tasks. Instant 960 Grid System uses step-by-step instructions, covering the basic understanding needed to create a quick, high quality responsive website prototype using the 960 Grid System.

Who this book is for

The book is intended for beginner web developers and information architects looking to create a quick responsive website prototype. Basic knowledge of web development and a little understanding of grids is encouraged.


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