160 px Column

160 Pixels: Unified Column Width for Designing Responsive Layouts

Months ago, mostly by accident, I started to design responsive websites within 160 px columns. I came to this idea because:

  1. responsive design is a must
  2. mobile-first is great as a design mindset
  3. narrows scope and boosts effectivity
  4. I needed to overcome fixed page size

If you remember CS4, it lacks support for flexible page size. By using multipage feature, you can have various page width within inDesign CS4.

Since than I realized, that’s it’s probably even more, than a pretty column size.

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