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Common Layout Styles

Common Layout Styles

Author: Nancy Esslinger

In this lesson you will learn to recognize and identify a variety of commonly used layout styles.

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Terms to Know
Big Type

As the name implies, a layout style characterized by the use of a very large headline


A layout style characterized by the use of a wide variety of shapes and sizes of design elements.


A layout style characterized by the use of a border.


A layout style named after a Dutch painter and characterized by emphasis dividing the space into obvious sections.

Picture Window

A vertical layout style characterized by a large picture at the top with a headline and body copy below.


A layout style characterized by a headline with some of the words replaced with pictures.


A layout style characterized by picture elements that are cut out of their backgrounds.