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Hour 7. Designing Pages with the Layout ... > Adding a Layout Grid to Your Page

Adding a Layout Grid to Your Page

A GoLive layout grid resembles a piece of graph paper. It is divided into vertical and horizontal gridlines, which aid you in placing objects on your page with pixel precision. By default, the dimensions of a new grid are 201×201 pixels. The grid is easily resizable, and GoLive enables you to alter the number of pixels between vertical and horizontal gridlines, make the gridlines visible or invisible, enable or disable a snap-to feature, color the grid background, and more. You can have multiple layout grids on your page, but for now let's start with just one. When you are more comfortable with the use of grids, we'll examine how to combine them to create various looks.

To Do: Placing a Layout Grid

As usual, work with a Site file open. For details on how to create a Site file, read Hour 2, “Creating a Site File.” To place a layout grid on your page, complete the following steps:


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