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Composition and Layout Grids in Web Designs

Composition and Layout Grids

Composition in any visual art (such as design, painting or photography) is the purposeful placement or arrangement of visual elements-line, shape, texture, value and color. For webpages, these concepts apply to how everything is organized on a page. Many designers use a grid structure to help them position items on a page, and the same is true for web designers. Many web designers use a grid called the 960 pixel grid. Essentially, it is 960 pixels wide with 12 equal sized columns of 60 pixels each and 20 pixels between each column.