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by Khoi Vinh


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Not only does this book explain how to properly use a vertical & baseline grid, but it also reinforces the point that design is about solving problems. Verdict: if you have never even heard about the grid principles for web design and happen to have more money than you know what to do with, you may find a few nuggets of useful information. You'll still get bored to tears with the rest of the book. if you are looking to deepen your knowledge, your best bet is to look elsewhere.

I was eager to read his views on Web Design. Apparently, his talents did not translate well into Book Authorship.

Khoi Vinh is internationally recognized for bringing the tried-and-true principles of the typographic grid to. .

Khoi Vinh is internationally recognized for bringing the tried-and-true principles of the typographic grid to the World Wide Web. He is the former Design Director for NYTimes. com, where he consolidated his reputation for superior user experience design. Readers are sure to come away with a keen understanding of the power of grids, as well as the design tools needed to implement them for the World Wide Web.

Readers are sure to come away with a keen understanding of the power of grids, as well as the design tools needed to implement them for the World Wide Web. Khoi Vinh is internationally recognized for bringing the tried-and-true principles of the typographic grid to the World Wide Web.

The fact that Khoi knows his shit makes it even better.

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The grid has long been an invaluable tool for creating order out of chaos for designers of all kinds—from city planners to architects to typesetters and graphic artists. In recent years, web designers, too, have come to discover the remarkable power that grid-based design can afford in creating intuitive, immersive, and beautiful user experiences. Ordering Disorder delivers a definitive take on grids and the Web. It provides both the big ideas and the brass-tacks techniques of grid-based design. Readers are sure to come away with a keen understanding of the power of grids, as well as the design tools needed to implement them for the World Wide Web. Khoi Vinh is internationally recognized for bringing the tried-and-true principles of the typographic grid to the World Wide Web. He is the former Design Director for NYTimes.com, where he consolidated his reputation for superior user experience design. He writes and lectures widely on design, technology, and culture, and has published the popular blog Subtraction.com for over a decade. More information at grids.subtraction.com

Comments: (7)

Jairani
Just what I was looking for!!! a crystal clear explanation of how grid works in the web design! I recommend it 100%!!!!!
Miromice
I pre-ordered this book for my fiance, and ended up reading it before she did! I actually got through the entire book in one afternoon. That's not to say its a short book, but rather I found it higly engaging. I've been designing websites for 5 years now, and this book made me realize I've been improperly using grids the entire time. Not only does this book explain how to properly use a vertical & baseline grid, but it also reinforces the point that design is about solving problems. In my experience, a lot of designers just want to jump into design without first considering the problems that they will be creating solutions for, and Khoi's book helps explain why and provides a few examples of how you can do this. I like to understand what has happened in the past and how it affects where we are today, and the first parts of this book was a joy to read and provided me a better understanding of the history of the grid.

Overall, I highly recommend this book.
Shaktit
This book can be a gem for getting an overall feel of design when considering print or web design. Brings me back to my years in design school training that I had at college.
Rocksmith
I had a lot of expectations from this book when I downloaded it. I' am pleased to say, that most of them were met. It's just that I had very high expectations from this book, it being from Khoi, that's why I 'am giving this book 4 stars.

The part where this book excels most, is in laying out in detail how the 960 Grid system actually works. How it's built (or can be built) and why it's a lifesaver, for web developers like me, who (unfortunately) didn't take Graphic Design as a subject in Uni( Btw at least some level of Graphic Design or Layout design should be a part of every web development course). And that's why Khoi was sent on this planet, so that web devs like me do not wander in darkness when it came to web design.
Great work Khoi.
Ylal
I pre-ordered this book, sight unseen, based on Khoi Vinh's wonderfully provocative and insightful writings on his blog, Subtraction.com. I was eager to read his views on Web Design. Apparently, his talents did not translate well into Book Authorship. This is a bland, verbose, tract that someone doesn't say too much more than the obvious. Sorry, Khoi. Maybe a more personal memoir what you actually did at the New York Times online or more critiques of your other work. It would be great to learn.
JoJoshura
I was really excited when I picked up this book and flicked through it in the book store. I am always looking to broaden my perspective on design and incorporate techniques to make my work stronger. I knew right away that this book was conceptual and did not have instructions on how to actually incorporate the grids, this was fine with me. However I feel like the entire book is so bloated with repetition and irrelevancy that the small amount of information could have been present as a chapter in a web design book. Even with what the book does have printed it is incredibly short, if you remove the unneeded there would only be a few pages of useful information. I also feel like the font and formatting was obnoxious and difficult to read(I am young and I don't think I have said that before in my life).

Overall I think this book is an overpriced piece of fluff and your money is better spent elsewhere to improve your design aesthetic.
Uickabrod
Despite being 192 pages long, you could compress all the good parts of "Ordering Disorder" into maybe 10-15 pages (at most). One can literally see that Mr. Vinh needed to fill up the length quota set by his publisher and so he kept on writing and writing even when he had nothing to say. Furthermore, the book doesn't even touch upon responsive design. (Actually, it "talks" about it for a page or so, but without saying anything useful.)

Verdict: if you have never even heard about the grid principles for web design and happen to have more money than you know what to do with, you may find a few nuggets of useful information. (You'll still get bored to tears with the rest of the book.) if you are looking to deepen your knowledge, your best bet is to look elsewhere.
I'm almost through reading through Khoi's book, and I've enjoyed it a lot. As a long-time designer and developer, I found it refreshingly thoughtful, and at the same time well focused. It seems that most designers these days are under pressure and just want fast answers. Khoi's book reminded me of my school days many, many years ago before the internet was around. I learned from Bauhaus-trained teachers, who approached problem-solving from a thoughtful and slightly detached perspective, that required some patience. Because of this I learned valuable lessons from each problem I faced, which I could apply to any problem. Khoi's approach has the same value. It seems like a simple book. But then again making something simple and easy-to-understand takes a lot of work.
Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design (Voices That Matter) download epub
Web Development & Design
Author: Khoi Vinh
ISBN: 0321703537
Category: Computers & Technology
Subcategory: Web Development & Design
Language: English
Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (December 3, 2010)
Pages: 192 pages