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960 Grid system
Submitted by admin on Thu, 2008-09-11 23:33
The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem.
Web Designer Depot featured an article on writing less code by styling tags directly. Nettuts has both a tutorial and video. WooThemes wrote a post entitled “Why we love 960.gs.” There are also articles in Spanish  and Swedish .
In addition to design template files, there are app plugins for Photoshop and Fireworks included in the official download. Additionally, DMXzone has created a Dreamweaver extension and templates, available free to members of their site.
The 960 Grid System is free to use, and may be repurposed to meet your specific needs. Several projects have already spun off, including versions that were built to be fluid and elastic. Additionally, it is has been adapted as a theme for Drupal.