In the beginning of the post the reading talks about following the principles set up in the article or deliberately ignoring them, I have decided to follow some of the principles since I don't think I am a good enough designer yet to make my own rules and do whatever I decide to do. After reading I found out that the design methodology I use most of the time is the bottom up method. I usually figure out my photo's/text/illustrations before coming up with the actual design and layout. I also liked how the reading commented a lot on how simple is usually better, I believe this is true too and would like my next project to use this same philosophy. I have never used the golden mean in any of my designs but it is something I should look into more and try to understand fully because it still kind of confuses me. I don't necessarily like the mixture of math and design but I guess I'll have to learn to deal with that. The rule of thirds is much easier to understand and accomplish.
After reading the Grid section, I decided I will most likely use a symmetrical grid with an alternative field layout. I found the 58 grid intriguing but it seems too complicated to make and I feel like I would get confused on how exactly to use it so I'd prefer to keep it a bit simpler.