How to use algebra to solve web design grid issue?
October 23, 2008 6:56 AM Subscribe
I have a super-complicated algebraic equation I (somehow) developed as the solution to developing appropriate grid-based web design that has me completely stumped...
posted by fauxtoes to computers & internet (20 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
The kicker here is that I need to use existing chunks of content with predefined widths of 680px wide, and 512px wide. I want a grid of equal columns and gutters that would accommodate both dimensions. To the best of my abilities, I've defined the problem as such:
(x*a) + ((x-1)*b) = 512
(y*a) + ((y-1)*b) = 680
a= # of columns
b= # of gutters
x and y are simply the number of columns and gutters needed for each width.
Is this even solvable?