Whenever I begin a new web project I start with sketching. I am sure most of you agree on just how powerful this first stage of a project can be. And that’s where I like to grab one of my GridBooks. They sport a dot grid that can be divided into numerous columns and used in portrait or landscape orientations. Extremely helpful when sketching a web interface.

Get them as a pad or book.

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  1. I think this would also be useful for architects, especially beginning ones . . . I always had issues in my first studios keeping my proportions consistent from sketch to sketch, so sometimes I was unpleasantly surprised when I made the final model with what I had actually created. :P

  2. Has anyone tried to use these when designing a book/magazine? I imagine they’re useful for editorial design as well?

  3. great!

  4. Thanks for the comments everyone!

    @Sharon, we’ve absolutely thought of architects for this product. We’ve used them ourselves to do quick drawings of interior layouts and the grids work great. The current grids are versatile but intended specifically for either online ads or web sites and relate to the unique aspect ratios found for those two purposes. It would be interesting to hear your thoughts in more detail about how we could adjust the grids to fit architectural purposes. Email us [email protected] if you would like to help :)

    @Antonio The grids work really well for editorial purposes as well. The Ad grids are actually very useful for storyboarding quick ideas for multi-page layouts while the Web grids are great for detailed landscape or portrait sketches.

    If you have any more thoughts or things to share, please feel free to email us at [email protected]. If you’re interested in purchasing, please use the HOLIDAYS promo code until the end of December to get 10% off your order.

    Cheers, Gridbooks.


  6. Canada represent!

    Nice done, hard to resist a good dot grid pad.

  7. Nice idea. I need to try and print sheets of paper with grids like this.