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Gridpak: The Responsive Grid Generator

This article is the fifth in our new series that introduces the latest, useful and freely available tools and techniques, developed and released by active members of the Web design community. The first article covered PrefixFree; the second introduced Foundation, a responsive framework; the third presented Sisyphus.js, a library for Gmail-like client-side drafts and the fourth shared with us a free plugin called GuideGuide. Today, we are happy to present Erskine's responsive grid generator: Gridpak.

Gridpak: The Responsive Grid Generator

In the near 18 months since A List Apart published Ethan Marcotte’s article Responsive Web Design much has changed in the way we approach our design process. The new responsive attitude described in the article embraces device agnostic design, flexibility and the undefined canvas. Whilst John Allsopp’s A Dao of Web Design laid the foundations for change, Ethan’s article—alongside a maturation in technologies and a coinciding mass movement towards mobile browsing—really set the scene for a new design ethos.


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