Design Isn’t Magic…
A Documentary Gold Mine
4 Types of Grids And When Each Works Best The article linked above describes each grid type in a much better fashion than did our lecture on the first day of class. Please take some time to read through this page and learn about each grid type and the most appropriate time to use them.
I have the first-hand experience of not making a paper dummy and getting in a bit of trouble. Luckily, we were able to recognize my mistake just before my project left for the printer. I was able to revise the design and save the client and my company a ton of money. I also learned a valuable lesson that no matter how simple the project may seem, you always make a paper dummy.
This article goes into much greater detail about why spending just a bit of time making a paper dummy is a brilliant move.