Layout is as important to successful content as typography, color, or imagery, but increasing complexity in web design techniques can keep us stuck in tired, ubiquitous patterns. Fluid layout represents a shift to designing for constant change, and many popular layout tools – such as grid frameworks – can zap the originality out of our designs by sacrificing creativity for easing our responsive layout pains. So how do we design for fluidity without losing the clarity and distinctive tone that our content deserves?

Beautiful, fluid layouts do not need to be mystifying. Nathan will take you through examples of how ubiquitous, one-size-fits-all grids can hinder our designs, and show you ways to build with fluidity and ingenuity from the start. He will demonstrate how to derive bespoke grid systems from your content, strengthening the connectedness of device, content and layout, and then show you how to adapt your layout as needed to maintain your smart compositional decisions across an ever-changing canvas.

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