Introduction. How to get the most out of this book. The need for grids: Organising information; How we read a page; How we view a screen; Form and function. Grid basics: ISO and paper sizes; Anatomy of a page; Measurements; Shapes on a page; Proportion; Hierarchy; Net and dot drawing; Drawing a grid; The rule of thirds; The rule of odds. Grid types: Symmetrical; Asymmetrical; Modules; Compound grids; Combinations; The horizontal; The vertical; Diagonal and angular grids. Grid elements: Type; The baseline; Images; Horizontal alignment; Vertical alignment; Columns; Column numbers; Column widths; Type and column widths; Narrow column widths; Wide measures; Folios. Grid usage: Pattern; Visible grids; Scale; The perimeter; Axis; Juxtaposition; White space; Environmental grids; Multiple-language grids; Caption-orientated grids; Quantitative information grids; The grid as expression. Grids on the web: Web basics; The digital grid; Orientation. Glossary. Conclusion. Acknowledgements. Contacts.