Learning Activity – Basic Principles of Layout

27. October 2016 Uncategorised 0
Learning Activity – Basic Principles of Layout
  1. Take a magazine, newspaper or book that includes images and text. Lay tracing paper over the top of three spreads (both left-hand and right-hand pages). Using a pencil and ruler, carefully trace the grid underlying the page layouts. Remember to remove specific text elements or images, and to only draw the grid lines. Note column widths and margin sizes at the top, bottom, and to the left and right of the main body of text. Is your document based on a two-column, three-column, or another type of grid? Which elements stay the same on each page, and which change?
  2. Publish your findings to your WordPress blog and provide photos or scans of your exercise.

I shoose an article from the magazine ‘Ditt Bryllup’ that is a Norwegian wedding magazine. The article is based on a two column layout. The column width is the same on both pages. The elements stays the same on both pages except from the column hight on column number 2 on page 2.

I choose an article from the magazine ‘Ditt Bryllup’ that is a Norwegian wedding magazine. The article is based on a two column layout. The column width is the same on both pages. The elements stay the same on both pages except from the column height on column number 2 on page 2.

COLUMNS

  • Left page:
    Two columns both 9cm wide.
    21,5cm high.
    0,5cm gutter between column 1 and 2.
  • Right page:
    Two columns both 9cm wide.
    First column 21,5cm high.
    Second column 8,5cm high.
    0,5cm gutter between column 1 and 2.

MARGINS

  • Left page:
    The left margin on the left page is 1,5cm.
    The right margin on the left page is 2,5cm.
    The bottom margin on the left page is 2cm.
    The top margin on the left page is 5,5cm.
  • Right page:
    The left margin on the right page is 2,5cm.
    The right margin on the right page is 1,5cm.
    The bottom margin on the right page is 2cm.
    The top margin on the right page is 5,5cm.

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