Last week I posted the anatomy of a grid and touched on what each part of a grid is and does. Parts like columns and modules, gutters and margins can be combined in different ways to form distinct types of grids.
“The power of the golden section to create harmony arises from its unique capacity to unite different parts of a whole so that each preserves its own identity and yet blends into the greater pattern of a single whole.”
— György Dóczi, The Power of Limits
Golden section proportions can be found in both nature and man-made structures. They exist in the proportions of human beings, the growth patterns of plants, animals, and insects, and structures like Stonehenge and the Parthenon.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery French writer (1900–1944)
Minimalism is a word I’m sure you’ve heard before. It often gets thrown around on design blogs though sometimes carelessly as though the term just means to put less on the page.