Tracing grids

facebook newsfeed tracingfacebook not-traced.
facebook newsfeed with overlaid grid
facebook not-traced.

Facebook is meant to keep us clicking. The active grid attempts to capture the 3 second attention span of users.

A spread in a magazine, traced to determine the grid

The magazine layout has a 2 and 3 column layout on the left page. On the right page, the complexity is balanced out by a few large, simply organized elements.