Everything you need to know about layout grids

This article provides an overview of layout grids in Figma and how they can help designers create consistent and scalable designs. Layout grids allow designers to establish structure, hierarchy, and rhythm through carefully constructed grids tailored to content. The author discusses the basics of applying grids to frames in Figma and the different grid types available. Advanced techniques are also covered, like using multiple nested grids, baseline grids, and constraints to resize elements relative to grids. Tips for visualizing padding and sharing reusable grid styles are offered. In summarizing the key points, the author encourages readers to channel their “inner Müller-Brockmann” and leverage grids to bring order and flexibility to the design process. Grids remain just as important for screen designs as in print, especially for establishing consistency across devices.