Author: Nancy Esslinger

In this lesson you will learn to define and recognize visual hierarchy in a page layout.

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Terms to Know
  • Caption

    In page layout, lines of descriptive text positioned under a graphic or photograph.

  • Headline

    In a layout, a main heading above a block of text.

  • Hierarchy

    The organization of elements according to importance. In typography, hierarchy is achieved by placement, size, color or style.

  • Paragraph Rule

    In page layout, a term used to describe a line used as a graphic element and positioned within a column of text.

  • Sub-head

    In a page layout, a heading smaller and of lesser importance than a headline.