This article was published on April 7, 2011

Griddle.it generates grids dynamically for your stylesheets


Griddle.it generates grids dynamically for your stylesheets
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Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found g Joel Falconer is the Features Editor at TNW. He lives on the Gold Coast, Australia with his wife and three kids and can sometimes be found gaming or consulting. Follow Joel on Twitter.

Griddle.it is a nifty web app that dynamically generates a grid image for use in development stylesheets as a background image.

Grid bookmarklets are a popular option for web designers, but they can be a hassle. They disappear on each reload, often requiring you to re-input parameters each time. With Griddle.it, you specify the grid’s dimensions once in the URL, make it the body element’s background image and you’re good to go — the precise grid you need, visible every time you reload.

Apps that generate images for use in the web design process are springing up all over the place. A few weeks ago we covered Placekitten, which returns placeholder images with dimensions based on the image URL you specify.