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Type Alignment

Type Alignment

Author: Nancy Esslinger

In this lesson, you will be able to define and recognize type alignments and best practices for their use.

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Terms to Know
Centered Alignment 

Lines of type which are aligned along a central axis.

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.

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.

Right Alignment

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