I like grid systems. They are easy to use, clean, and organized. However, many designs I work with have background images and padding around the content. Because of that, there’s a need to push the content away from the grid area. But doing so brakes the layout.
Just wanted to see what others do with this situation? Any suggestions on what works best? Thanks!
What’s somewhat annoying to me is when a designer thats working with you on a site starts designing it with the grid, then decides to add strokes and drop shadows that extend outside the grid system. That just makes it frustrating for me to have to go back to him and tell him to keep it inside the 960 lines.
I dont live by the grid, but it does help a lot when I’m turning around 4 sites every 2 weeks.