Are certain grid applications better for one type of product or service over another? In your opinion, why is this so?
Webpage VS Newspaper
A great example of one grid application that is ideal in one situation and completely inappropriate in another is a web page grid verses a newspaper grid. In a newspaper there is mostly heavy sections of copy that are displayed in multiple spaced columns. A webpage is completely different where a grid to divide up the page for navigation, content and in some cases advertising.
When I worked for an online adverting agency, at one time we were discussing the grid used in classified papers and applying that to our classified website design. While it sounded good in theory, having the same “look” as classifieds in the paper, applying that design to a website was very difficult. The main issue I remember is the user would be continually scrolling down the page reading the narrow column.
To answer the question "Are certain grid applications better for one type of product or service over another?" Defiantly!
AIO Lecture Week 1
Design School 3rd edition –pgs 17,18,19,140