I having an issue with the grid layout feature, If I try to set a right and left Margin uniformly to 40, then it switches to individual and makes one side 50 rather than 40, it will allow 39 or 45 but not 40 ( there are similar issues with other numbers but that is just an example)
> If I try to set a right and left Margin uniformly to 40, then it switches to individual and makes one side 50 rather than 40, it will allow 39 or 45 but not 40
Layout Grid only allows whole number values so that columns are pixel-aligned.
Hope this helps,
Hello Randy _ I'm having somewhat of a similar problem and I CANNOT figure it out...
So say I set my canvas to 1280px and I would like my grid to be centered, 12 column at 960 wide and the gutter at 20px - Im happy for the computer to tell me the width of each column...
XD wont let me do this...
How can I get my columns to equal a certain width?
Any help would be great
Like even if you make the canvas 960 and the margins 0 - the computer still adjusts it. Why is there a margin of 8?
This driving me crazy...
Hopefully Im not being stupid here...
You are correct. For a Layout Grid with 12 columns and 20px gutters, there is no way to make it exactly 960px wide in XD. Your setup above with 61px Column Width is the widest you can get (952px) without exceeding 960px.
The dirty little secret of some other layout grids is that the column width is not an exact pixel width. To use your example, the Column Width would be 61.667px. How would that render? Either 2/3 of the columns are not pixel-aligned so content will be blurry, or 1/3 of the columns are 61px and 2/3 are 62px (or gutters are adjusted in a similar manner) so layout is not consistent.
Does that make sense?
The truth is, this feature totally sucks. Such a useful festure made totally useless. Man, some people should never work in this industry, I don't know how such an amazing product can have such terribly thought out features.
It's just like when they took out the FLOW view from the live specs. I swear, I feel like someone asked the janitor how he would use the product...
It's December of 2019 and I'm still having the same problem. Will Adobe fix it anytime soon? It's so frustrating!!
Seems not yet
So why does photoshop allows "not whole number" values when setting layout guides? And the problem with adobe's decision is that even if there are preset artboards with specific width values, one can not set his own desired margin values...
You can calculate the margin size first, and then it will adjust. This was for a 1440 artboard.
I am struggeling with this also:
The site I am designing for has a 12 column grid - each column has a width of 65px and the gap between columns is 30px. So if we sum this up we get (12*65 = 780) + (11*30 = 330) = 1110px
But although this are all even numbers, XD won't let me set the columns to 65px AND gap to 30px. It always goes either 64/30px or 65/29px. What can I do to solve this?
Thanks for your advice,
When looking further, it seems there is a collision with the grid offset - although the offset value comes last, it seems to override the other values.
Thanks to this issue I figured out how to solve it:
You have to set either column or gap size to 0 and only set value for either