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Layouts in Context

Layouts in Context

Author: Nancy Esslinger

In this lesson you will learn to analyze layout examples applying knowledge of principles and elements of design.

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  • Typeface

    The complete name of a type family member, typically containing the name of the publisher, family, weight, posture and width.

  • Readability

    How easily words and blocks of words can be read.

  • Margins

    White space which frames the elements in a page layout.

  • Eye Flow

    The path of a viewer's eye.

  • Free Form

    Lines of type which do not appear to follow a strict justified or right, left or centered alignment.

  • Left Alignment

    Lines of type which are aligned to a left margin and ragged on the right.

  • Right Alignment

    Lines of type which align to right margin and are ragged on the left.

  • Centered Alignment

    Lines of type which are aligned along a central axis.

  • Justified Alignment

    Lines of type which are spaced to align along both a left and a right margin, creating a block.

  • Spread

    The term for two facing pages.

  • Column

    In a layout, a defined block of space that contains type or image. Columns are bordered by margins.

  • Hierarchy

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

  • Headline

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

  • Sub-head

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

  • Caption

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