Modular design is an extension of hierarchical and columnar layouts. These modules can also be square, to match and pull together vertical and horizontal proportions. Similar to columnar and hierarchical grids, modular grids have the added dimension of horizontal rules, flowlines, along with vertical rules to create structure. The blocks formed by the vertical and horizontal rules are called modules.
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We will quickly discuss how the system is constructed and how it works and it could be possibly used. We will discuss which layouts stand out and which systems work or are intriguing. This will also include the rationale for your design decisions on the structure, imagery, type choice, etc. These will be extracted from your weekly homework:.
Modular grids provide a balanced layout by dividing up your content into equal measures, but the ability to span multiple columns ensures the content appears interesting and dynamic. Modular grids are becoming increasingly popular in web design, often combined with images and bright colors to create a patchwork quilt style layout that neatly presents a large amount of content in a small space. These grid websites bring harmony and order to a chaotic amount of content! Get inspired!
Grids can act as an aid to achieve ordered structure within your design. Although the grid created in this tutorial is intended for use in print, similar grid systems are equally beneficial in web design, particularly when laying out text and images. Designing to a grid will not only strengthen your typography skills but will change the way you approach design. In Illustrator, set up a document for a flyer. To create your grid, first draw a rectangle measuring xmm. To calculate how big this rectangle needed to be, I subtracted the margins 10mm each side from my page size. So in this case: minus 10 left margin , minus 10 right margin equals mm. I want modules that measure 4mm2, so to work out the number of rows take the height mm and divide it by four. For the columns, take the width mm and divide it by 4. Change the width to 4mm, gutter to 0 and total to