Usually, designers come across issues about the structure of their designs. To overcome this issue and control the layout structure easily, is to apply a grid system and for achieving a consistent and organized design.
A grid holds a design together like an adhesive which is invisible. This unseen bonding connects the elements even when they are physically separated from each other. We live in a multi-screen world and the grids and layout systems though part of the heritage of design; they are still relevant even in modern times.
In modern times of technological advancement, devices have changed the way we search for information and the way we function in our day-to-day affairs. In the present day, more than 90% or even more, of media interactions are screen-based. Most of the online interaction is viewed on devices such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, even on smartwatches and hi-end televisions.
Go to see, conducting activities on multi-screen is becoming a normal practice. Additionally, designing for multiple screens has become key businesses and making great headways for the future. We advocate grids which help designers to build better products; besides, as designers, we want to offer pleasant and gratifying experiences to people who use our products. To achieve consistency and effective hierarchy alignment that too with little effort, your designs will appear really thoughtful and well organized if implemented well.
In elementary terms, a grid is nothing but a structure containing a series of vertical or intersecting lines that divide a page into columns or modules. This structure guides designers to arrange content properly on the page. But the lines of a grid in some designs are not visible but the overall structure helps you to correctly manage the proportions between the elements on the page that needs to be aligned. Moreover, this grid would assist as the framework for the layout of the pages. Consider it as a shell on which a designer can organize graphic elements in an easy to learn manner; such as text sections, images or decorative or functional elements.
It keeps contents to be consistent and organized. It is pertinent to note that, all along the users are accustomed to seeing elements i.e., text contents which are displayed horizontally and vertically that follow a fixed pattern, left to right or top to bottom reading.
Balance is nothing to write home about as it is not very challenging. As you follow the grid and elements which will almost fall into place as you prepare to scale elements within the set factors.