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Illustrator / Photoshop Templates

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  • Started 12 years ago by andycheeseman
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  1. Are there any thematic layout templates that can be utilised, such as the files featured in the 960 grid system? I'm wanting to design a site in illustrator first, but I'm struggling to get a starting point.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  2. not that i know of. maybe you could make one? while not on the 960gs CSS, i believe that thematic is on a 12 column 960 grid.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  3. This is probably not the answer you are looking for, but is another option.

    It sounds like you are just wanting a visual display of some boundaries. A lot of times I "light up" themes with a semi transparent background. Just insert it at the bottom of your CSS.

    div { background: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.25) !important; }

    Keep in mind, this works for any tag, not just div's. This is a super handy tip, especially for troubleshooting a bunch of different things. Old IE's don't show transparency so beware of 7 and 8.

    Posted 12 years ago #
  4. I'll certainly share the template when I create it. (Actually, there's a whole host of templates available on the site -

    I see mention of integrating the grid system more wholly into Thematic, but nothing in the current version so far.

    I guess designers can use the tools available on to achieve the look they want and play with the numbers in the css in library/layouts to achieve their own layouts. Would you agree this is the best method or could you suggest something better?

    Posted 12 years ago #
  5. can't think of anything better at the moment- create a tile gif for the background and do the math. helps with the math.

    i took a crack at putting some of the thematic layouts on the responsive 978 grid system. i'm not sure this is the BEST solution ever, but it was an interesting experiment. one day i'd like to try a layout on a fluid grid.

    you can't import a layout w/ media queries and have it work though. plus you need some shenanigans to work IE (typical)

    Posted 12 years ago #
  6. Thanks. Good luck with the fluid grid!


    Posted 12 years ago #

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