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Design With Grids: 960 Grid System

int_blog_academy,  Friday, February 13th, 2009

Recently contributors from our in-house design team are conducting training sessions on 960 Grid System concepts. I would also like to add some valuable resources for all who would like to adapt to this format.

Designing with grids is very common as it helps creating identical, measured layouts.

960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development (for rapid prototyping and for production environments) workflow by providing commonly used dimensions , based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem.
Why 960 pixels?

All modern monitors support at least 1024 × 768 pixel resolution. 960 is divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15, 16, 20, 24, 30, 32, 40, 48, 60, 64, 80, 96, 120, 160, 192, 240, 320 and 480. This makes it a highly flexible base number to work with.

What is in the package?

In the download package, you can find PDF grid paper, templates for Fireworks, OmniGraffle, Photoshop & Visio, and CSS framework with demo HTML .

Install WordPress on your computer

int_blog_academy,  Thursday, November 13th, 2008

A set of simplified steps for installing WordPress on your local Computer for a newbie. Installing WordPress locally is beneficial as you can test your themes beforehand and keep a working copy of your website, replete with its posts.

Googlebot to submit Web Forms

int_blog_academy,  Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Few months back I saw in Google Blog that Googlebot is planning to submit web forms.

‘Specifically, when we encounter a <FORM> element on a high-quality site, we might choose to do a small number of queries using the form. For text boxes, our computers automatically choose words from the site that has the form; for select menus, check boxes, and radio buttons on the form, we choose from among the values of the HTML.’

They also listed some important limitations, which makes this seam much less extreme as it did when I first read about it.

The Googlebot will NOT submit forms that:

Use method=”post
Have password fields
“Use terms commonly associated with personal information such as logins, userids, contacts, etc”

    Customize your site for Iphone

    int_blog_academy,  Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

    In the age of the Iphones, you need to upgrade yourself in all aspects. So why not upgrade your existing website design to fit  the Iphone browser. This link would surely help to provide some useful concepts for getting that done. Check : http://www.lassosoft.com/Documentation/TotW/index.lasso?9329