Grid for 30" monitors
I use a 30" monitor (2560x1600) and I've created an "advanced" grid for my personal use and anyone else who likes it. (If you do a lot of web browsing, you probably will.) It's made for 30" monitors and I have not tested it on smaller ones or lower resolutions. You could probably make that work if you wanted to because most are variables, not static values, but there isn't much of a point in doing so. (Some areas would become too small for practical use.)
Grid File: Roenie - 2x2 with Sidebar Reverse.gridHot spots
Instead of making the trigger areas the same as the grid areas, I used large trigger hot spots. (A bit like EdgeGrid, but that was impractical for me.) Because of the trigger hot spots, you can:
-Exit drop-zone mode without moving the window, just by releasing the mouse button anywhere outside of the hot spots.
-Move your mouse around inbetween the hotspots in drop-zone mode, without triggering the transparent overlay.
-Have a grid layout that gives you a better idea of where the window positions really are.
-Use smaller areas seperately or together as one larger area.Columns
The grid has 3 columns. Two wide, one narrow. From right to left, they are vertically subdivided as follows (on a 2560x1600 monitor):
Column 1 - right) Two windows, browser-sized at 1024x800 because many websites are created with 1024x768 monitors in mind (or smaller). This happens to be a pretty decent size for other window types too.
Column 2 - middle) Same as 1, making it 4 main windows (2 by 2). The larger the area the larger the hotspot, so these 4 main areas are easy to identify.
Column 3 - left) Narrower than the other two, this is the remaining horizontal space (512 W x 1600 H) and is vertically divided into two areas of size 512 x 800. The bottom one of these is then divided into two narrow list-shaped areas for winamp and/or instant messenger buddy lists.Versatility
I tried to make it versatile. All three columns have a horizontal trigger bar at the top that maximizes the window to that column, vertically. Column 3 also has one of these horizontal trigger bars in the middle, it allows you to use the two list-shaped areas as one wider area. In short, column 3 can be used as one area, two areas, or three, depending on the hotspots you use.
There's also a hot spot in either bottom corner of the screen. They can be used to "maximize" a window to make it span the left 2 columns or the right 2 columns (covering all 4 main screens). This can be used for e.g. a large photoshop window and then you still have the third column available for other (browser) windows.In closing
Let me know if you like this grid.
(Wouldn't it be nice if we could just drag the gridlines around, instead of editing a .grid file? It would make the program a helluva lot more adaptable & versatile.)
Edit: fixed grid download link