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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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Terms to Know

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

Centered Alignment

Lines of type which are aligned along a central axis.


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

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.


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


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

Justified Alignment

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

Left Alignment

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


White space which frames the elements in a page layout.


How easily words and blocks of words can be read.

Right Alignment

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


The term for two facing pages.


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


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