Before you collectively spray your coffee all over your monitors, let me explain the title of this post. I naturally don’t mean we should literally fuck grids. Come to think of it, not metaphorically either. In fact, let me rephrase: let’s try to think differently about grids for a second. Yeah, that’s better.
I, for one, have retweeted Mark Boulton’s thoughts about the upcoming CSS grid layout draft on several occasions. Specifically looking at the terminology included in the WC3 draft, Mark is arguing against redefining typographical terms that have existed for centuries, such as using the words grid lines instead of gutters, grid tracks instead of fields, etc. It’s very much like calling it line-height as opposed to leading (in both the literal and practical sense), only on a bigger scale. And I support Mark. I agree with his objections. Or do I?