Blueprint Grid Overlay in the Browser
In our last post on designing with grids, we created an overlay layer in Photoshop that we use while designing so we can visualize the css grid we’ll eventually code while we’re designing. Today I’ve got another flavor of that, but this time we’re in the browser, and checking our CSS against the grid as we go. Blueprint comes with a technique for showing the grid in CSS. Just class your .container element as “.showgrid” and it will use your grid graphic as the background image. There are a couple problems with this tho.
- It replaces your desired page background, and you might need that at this stage.
- It’s not really easy to just turn it on and off to quickly check your work.
Submitted by canary on Fri, 07/31/2009 - 12:24am
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