You can definitely take the spirit of the 8pt grid into any numerical aspect of your design system.

Typography, opacity, whatever!

I have just started using it for border radii. I use 0, 4, 8, 16, 32 for border radii depending on the size of the component. (The larger, the bigger the border radius.)

I also work primarily on a template that is used by other designers. So an added benefit of the 8pt grid is that when a designer sees something that has an "odd" number, they will ask if it's a mistake and it keeps things moving much faster and cleaner.

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Aaron Cecchini-Butler

Aaron Cecchini-Butler

I’m a Product Designer at Grubhub working on the LevelUp Team to create branded apps for restaurants.

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