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Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design (Voices That Matter) Paperback – December 3, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0321703538 ISBN-10: 0321703537 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Voices That Matter
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: New Riders; 1 edition (December 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321703537
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321703538
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More About the Author

Khoi Vinh is internationally recognized for bringing the tried and true principles of the typographic grid to the World Wide Web. He is the former Design Director for NYTimes.com, where he consolidated his reputation for superior user experience design. He writes and lectures widely on design, technology and culture, and has published the popular blog Subtraction.com for over a decade.

Follow Khoi on Twitter: @khoi
Khoi's blog: http://www.subtraction.com

Customer Reviews

I'm almost through reading through Khoi's book, and I've enjoyed it a lot.
Arne
Overall I think this book is an overpriced piece of fluff and your money is better spent elsewhere to improve your design aesthetic.
A. Holzschuh
This is a bland, verbose, tract that someone doesn't say too much more than the obvious.
Joseph C. Kusnan

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A. Holzschuh on July 5, 2011
Format: Paperback
I was really excited when I picked up this book and flicked through it in the book store. I am always looking to broaden my perspective on design and incorporate techniques to make my work stronger. I knew right away that this book was conceptual and did not have instructions on how to actually incorporate the grids, this was fine with me. However I feel like the entire book is so bloated with repetition and irrelevancy that the small amount of information could have been present as a chapter in a web design book. Even with what the book does have printed it is incredibly short, if you remove the unneeded there would only be a few pages of useful information. I also feel like the font and formatting was obnoxious and difficult to read(I am young and I don't think I have said that before in my life).

Overall I think this book is an overpriced piece of fluff and your money is better spent elsewhere to improve your design aesthetic.
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25 of 34 people found the following review helpful By HugeStakkaBoFan VINE VOICE on December 12, 2010
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I'm not a huge fan of Khoi's work, but I do respect his abilities enough to have had my interests piqued when I learned that he'd written a book on what it is he does. The entire point of titles like these is basically to watch how other people like to work so you can compare and contrast the solutions they arrive at against your own, and in that regard, it does not disappoint. Unfortunately, the bulk of the text is a lot of thoroughly irrelevant filler that talks down to its target audience as though they have no idea what designers do or how they do it. The first four chapters in particular are a complete waste of time, and even when you get to the good parts, there's a lot of over-explanation and exposition that doesn't need to be there. If you took out all the fluff, you'd basically have a really long blog post's worth of information, and I'm hard-pressed to justify the fact that I spent this much money on it.

And the font the entire thing is set in is just ridiculous. I know we're all really jazzed about the Tron sequel and all, but was this typographic homage to 80's era futurism really necessary?

Worth a look, but borrow someone else's copy if you can.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful By vineet on November 30, 2010
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I had a lot of expectations from this book when I downloaded it. I' am pleased to say, that most of them were met. It's just that I had very high expectations from this book, it being from Khoi, that's why I 'am giving this book 4 stars.

The part where this book excels most, is in laying out in detail how the 960 Grid system actually works. How it's built (or can be built) and why it's a lifesaver, for web developers like me, who (unfortunately) didn't take Graphic Design as a subject in Uni( Btw at least some level of Graphic Design or Layout design should be a part of every web development course). And that's why Khoi was sent on this planet, so that web devs like me do not wander in darkness when it came to web design.
Great work Khoi.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Nora Brown on January 10, 2011
Format: Paperback
This brief book is a good introduction to building and using strong typographic grids on the web. It walks you through the process of designing a grid around given design constraints, such as ads and branding. It does not explain how to implement grids in html and css (though a list of resources is provided). It also does not really address the rapidly changing browser environment - large monitors with higher resolution, as well as high- and low-resolution mobile devices.

Read my full review and view a short "flip-through" video on the Web Designers' Review of Books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jose Santiago Gutiérrez Duque on September 26, 2013
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Just what I was looking for!!! a crystal clear explanation of how grid works in the web design! I recommend it 100%!!!!!
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