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wordpress theme queston

Playing with a purchased theme and in the documentation I see this in the short codes section:

Grid columns
grid_1
grid_2
grid_3
... - the given shortcodes are used for the layout framework on the basis of 960gs.
Fluid columns
1/2
1/3
2/3
... - the given shortcodes are used for the layout framework on the basis of fluid columns

Can someone explain what grid columns and fluid columns are and what this documentation could possibly mean?  Of course you don't have the theme and you'll be guessing but I'll appreciate your insight.

thanks
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tf2012
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Jason C. LevineNo oneCommented:
Educated guess below:

The 960 GS comment refers to http://sonspring.com/journal/960-grid-system which allows for 12 or 16 columns spaced over a 960 pixel width container. By combining the columns, you can create a gridded layout where you have 4 boxes on one row, then 2 boxes on the next, then 3...etc.

I'm guessing that Fluid columns is a variation on that approach where you declare this is column 1 of 2 (1/2) or 1 of 3 (1/3) or 2nd of 3 (2/3).
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epichero22Commented:
My Wordpress came with the same features but also lacked in terms of documentation on using them.  I would say to create a test page and try different short codes to see how each one behaves and take a look at some of the example pages to get a better feel for them.
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tf2012Author Commented:
thnx
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