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Rectangular. A square grid can create an optical illusion called the Hermann grid illusion. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grid_illusion The squares of this size will not be readable for users, there is too much of them in the grid to keep users interested. I suggest you increase the size of cards and decrease the amount of cards per screen to 8 or 12 max. ...


If you only place text inside the cards a rectangle is often more economic in terms of space. download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups


A square grid feels nice and organized. But as Martijn said, (small amounts of text) tend to be wider than they are tall. Look at google results, at the replies on this website, at the windows start menu, etcetera. So you'll get better results for text if you use rectangular grid. My suggestion: use a square grid, but make text boxes double wide, or ...

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