Modular Design. The newest trend in yearbook layout design. Modular Design.
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The newest trend in yearbook layout design
First, let’s look at a traditional layout
Note the eye-line that ties this layout together. Everything on this page is anchored by the eye-line and all the text and photos are connected. Text and photos are grouped at the center and surrounded by white space at the edges.
Module #3:Side Bars offer the reader a unique angle on a feature of your layout.
Modular design provides lots of flexibility for width of elements and consistency as well. Modular design uses larger pica spaces to separate ideas and define sections. The white space creates a defined space to break up the modules so that secondary coverage be used.
Time lines make good use of modular design
Lines guide the readers eye around the page
A sidebar is a separate “module” in this layout. Side bars are a great way to highlight a separate topic/module
external marginsA nice wide, white frame for your spread allows for an open presentation that doesn’t appear crowded.
This cluster of photos uses a dominant photo to grab the readers attention.
White box within a gray box gives layered effect.
Putting the title at the bottom helps to separate this module from other modules.
A gray scaled background highlights another mod on this layout.
Question & Answer boxes with quotes from students give space for students to offer their own perspective on the topic being covered.
Sample sidebars, info-graphs, etc…
Info-graphs provide space to display unique facts about a layout.
More sidebars, info-graphs, etc…
This side bar features one students idea about the topic of the layout. The gray box helps to keep it separate from the focus of the story while drawing the reader’s attention.
This side bar offers facts & statistics that are related to the layout.
more sidebars, info-graphs, etc…
This side bar provides the reader with three different perspectives on the topic being covered. The framed edge keeps it separate from the rest of the layout.