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Having Many Columns?

Are there any major problems with having a lot more than 12 columns? I wanted to be able to evenly divide the page by 4, 5, and 6 and so I had to jump the number of columns to 60. Is there any processing from this that will make things run more slowly? Is there some limit in which foundation starts to act erratically if the max column number is too high? Thanks!

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Are there any major problems with having a lot more than 12 columns? I wanted to be able to evenly divide the page by 4, 5, and 6 and so I had to jump the number of columns to 60. Is there any processing from this that will make things run more slowly? Is there some limit in which foundation starts to act erratically if the max column number is too high? Thanks!

Karl Ward over 5 years ago

Your approach is a bit unusual. Why have you targeted specifically I wanted to be able to evenly divide the page by 4, 5, and 6? It sounds more like you should be considering the Block-grid http://foundation.zurb.com/docs/components/block_grid.html

The block grid is good for laying out elements, but I would recommend using the normal grid for versatile main page layouts http://foundation.zurb.com/docs/components/grid.html.

Rafi Benkual over 5 years ago

Having 60 columns is doable. It seems very excessive. 12 was chosen because it is a multiple of 2, 3 and 4 so its easy to split a layout up in to 1/2's and 1/3rds.

Why did you choose 60? How will you manage so many columns? What device would this benefit?