Oh Yeeaahh!

Khoi Vinh’s grid-based design of a hypothetical Yahoo-ish web portal, plus the slides from his and Mark Boulton’s “Grids Are Good” presentation at last week’s SXSWi.

Vinh is the world’s preeminent grid-based web designer. I find that it’s always worth studying his use of rules — where he places them, how thick, what color. (E.g. notice how 1-pixel gray lines create the illusion of thinner-than-1px hairlines.)

His article from December 2004 on Subtraction’s own design is a masterpiece of self-exempliflication.

Monday, 19 March 2007