I've been rethinking how to translate my print magzine into a design for digital publishing. Specifically, my 12 column grid layouts don't necessarily seem to translate to digial, mostly because the printed page is larger than the digital page. I think this is an interesting subject, and welcome disucssion on the topic.
As I work with grids in my print designs for many years, it was only natural to bring grids to digital publishing as well. They suit the same purpose – to ease laying out of pages. They are platform specific though, as they have to fit seamlesly into different hardware "pages" of various devices.
I only work in pixels in DPS, contrary to paper, where I use both metric and point measurements. I usually try to create a modular sub-column grid, in 18-64 px range, to accomodate any column width I would need in the layout. Horizontally I try to find a common denominator for different leadings, so I can snap to grid all, or nearly all of my text.
In the below example I use 29 sub-columns of 32px with gutters set to 0px.
All my bodytext paragraph styles snap to baseline grid which is set to 4px to accomodate 16, 20, 24, 28 and 32 px leading.
Useful info but but I'm still curious to see how looks a modular sub-column grid. I mean I know what is a modular grid and its pourpose, but what is the meaning of subcolumns. I graphical representation will be very useful.
Thanks for reopening this year-old thread;-)
And sorry for not answering your question yet, but for unknown reason I am not reciving e-mail notifications from the forum. Only after receiving a PM from from you I learned about your question. I am not certain what are you asking for: examples (screenshots) of real-life usage of such grid, or you would rather experiment on your own with my empty InDesign template?