A 1140px wide, 12 column grid

The 1140 grid fits perfectly into a 1280 monitor. On smaller monitors it becomes fluid and adapts to the width of the browser. Beyond a certain point it uses media queries to serve up a mobile version, which essentially stacks all the columns on top of each other so the flow of information still makes sense. Scrap 1024! Design once at 1140 for 1280, and with very little extra work, it will adapt itself to work on just about any monitor, even mobile.

Download a Photoshop template of the grid at 1140px here. It’s based on how it’s displayed in WebKit, so it’s actually 1133px, as all browsers round sub-pixels slightly differently.

Read more about the 1140px grid.

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11 Comments leave a comment below

  1. awesome!

    i was thinking about playing with the Less Framework ( http://lessframework.com/ ) but seems much more minimal.

    thanks!

  2. This is nice. And would be interesting to build a WP template using it.

  3. Agree with the comment above! You could definitely make some amazing templates/layouts with this grid. Definitely a must have :)

    nickhammonddesign.blogspot.com

  4. Thanks for sharing. Definitely has WordPress potential.

  5. Thanks for sharing. It look good! i like it!

  6. looks nice, I’ve been trying it and it’s broken. Even from example file is wrong.

  7. looks nice, I’ve been trying it and it’s broken. Even from example file is wrong.

  8. I would recoment 960 Grid System (http://960.gs/). make it easier for small resolution screens and works pretty good in large resolutions as well.

  9. currently implementing on several WP sites. Will try to remember to come back and share here when done. its an excellent grid and it works flawlessly thus far!

  10. Problem with this solution is that you cannot mix and match different column-sizes because of the percentages.

  11. theres no photoshop template for the 1140 grid on this link anymore…

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