For web designers, designing a website probably is an easy thing to do. But when it comes to designing a perfect one, which will be displayed perfectly on every screen, surely can be quite intimidating task. Nowadays, the lowest screen resolution on laptops or computers used by big numbers of internet users is 800×600, next comes 1024×768, 1280×800 and so on. Most web designers that I know prefer to design layouts while keeping 1024×768 screen resolutions as target one’s or make it so dynamic that layout automatically changes its size according to screen resolution of visitor computer.
Currently, most of the web designers world-wide design new layouts based on 960 grid system as it is understood to be an industry standard and most browsers turn into it without any problems on any screen resolutions. Grid system is just a name given to all the layouts whose maximum width is 960px. Some design rules need to be followed while designing such layouts in order to catch visitor attention and no one is going to tell you because it differs from designer to designer.
960 grid system
CSS rules that needs focus while designing a perfect layout
- Width – 960px maximum is recommended,
A most basic layout which is popular among designers today includes header, footer, right-sidebar. The term ‘Dynamic Layout’ is referencing to layouts whose width and height changes automatically according to ‘user’s computer screen resolution’ and renders accordingly. To create such layout, you’d need to define width and height of various page elements in %’s (percents) like 20%, 100%, 80% etc. So that page blocks will adjust their size accordingly and instead of using pixels or inch to define size.
A 100% size will cover all the space of browser but look and feels will either become better or worst on different resolution. So, such layouts were mostly avoided by most designers but these layouts also have positive benefits (Which you should think as according to your project requirements).
Last and Most interesting point: Designing a perfect layout is just only in your hands as because you only knows what you need and no one is good enough to teach you (If someone tried, you’re good enough to modify it).
After designing a layout, you can change looks and feels of it by using related images. Believe me, images have so much powers that your simple layout would look like a brand in itself.
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