The blog of William Barton, an interaction design expert and front end developer with a keen interest in usability and accessibility.


Published on 10 April 2012

For the next couple of days/week I have decided to apply my attentions to reading. My chosen area? Traditional layout design.

The top three books I am currently working my way through are:

  • The Layout Book — Gavin Ambrose and Paul Harris, 2007
  • Making and Breaking the Grid — Timothy Samara, 2002
  • The Designer and the Grid — Lucienne Robert and Julia Thrift, 2002

These three book are very detailed and between them cover most of the topic that I wanted to research. I want to supplement the findings from my research with some deconstructions of current design, especially web sites that claim to use and not to use grids.