The Golden Section in Grid Design…yes or no?

Designer Mark Boulton is fond of grids…especially when it comes to effective web design.

His statement: “The Golden Section is a ratio which is evident throughout the universe as the number Phi. You can use this ratio to good effect in design by making sure that elements of your grid conform to this ratio. Using the Golden Section can ensure a natural sense of correct composition, even though it is based in mathematics it will ‘feel’ right.”

Read his article here and please share your comments!

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  • ttamez  On December 14, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    i as well have never seen “The Golden Section” im not fully sure i could pull something off like that. it seams very hard.

  • barbdwire55  On December 8, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    I was introduced to this concept as the Golden Mean and it was used in design in general and also distribution of color. It looks like a good idea to use it for a grid for layout for web design also.

  • mafiayang  On December 5, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    I never knew about “Golden Section” until I read about it. Its seems to be an interesting method. I think I’m going to test it out but I don’t think its for me though.

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