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1 Desktop Publishing Unlocking the Secrets to Creating Professional Documents

2 The Four Basic Principles of Design  Proximity  Alignment  Repetition  Contrast

3 Proximity  Group related items together.  Move them physically close to each other  Separate items or groups of information that are not related to each other

4 Nettie Briggs Spring Cypress Rd Klein, TX Instructional Technology Team

5 Nettie Briggs 7200 Spring Cypress Rd Klein, TX Instructional Technology Team

6 CD ROMS Children’s CDs Educational CDs Laser discs Educational Early Learning Language Arts Science Math Books Teacher tools Videos Hardware & Accessories Cables Input devices Mass storage Memory CD ROMS Children’s CDs Educational CDs Laser discs Educational Early Learning Language Arts Science Math Teacher Tools Books Videos Hardware & Accessories Cables Input devices Mass storage Memory

7 CD ROMS Children’s CDs Educational CDs Laser discs Educational Early Learning Language Arts Science Math Books Teacher tools Videos Hardware & Accessories Cables Input devices Mass storage Memory CD ROMS Children’s CDs Educational CDs Laser discs Educational Early Learning Language Arts Science Math Teacher Tools Books Videos Hardware & Accessories Cables Input devices Mass storage Memory

8 Alignment  Purpose is to organize and visually tie all elements together  Nothing should be placed arbitrarily  Every item should have a visual connection with something else on the page.  Invisible lines connect items if they are aligned

9 Alignment  Centered  Ragged left  Ragged right  Justified

10 Centered— length of lines should vary to create an interesting silhouette; limit amount of centering Advantages F Easy to create uniformity F Hyphenation is reduced Disadvantages F Tiring to read F Boring Character in types has to do with the Impression made by the individual forms, their Proportions, and the intangible something in Them that makes the letters of each word hang Together to form an agreeable whole. Character in type has to do with the impression made by the individual forms, their proportions, and the intangible something in them that makes the letters of each word hang together to form an agreeable whole.

11 Nettie Briggs 7200 Spring Cypress Rd Klein, TX Instructional Technology Team

12 Reilly Jones (717) Veteran Hall 915 Main Street Spring, Texas

13 Veteran Hall Reilly Jones 915 Main Street Spring, Texas (717)

14 Ragged left- lines are aligned on the right Advantages F Interesting layout F Ideal for narrow columns F Hyphenation unnecessary Disadvantages F Should not hyphenate F Very tiring and difficult to read Character in type has to do with the impression made by the individual forms, their proportions, and the intangible something in them that makes the letters of each word hang together to form an agreeable whole. Sometimes the words line will break early because of an extremely long word, such as this url address Character in types has to do with the impression made by the individual forms, their proportions, and the intangible something in them that makes the letters of each word hang together to form an agreeable whole.

15 Nettie Briggs 7200 Spring Cypress Rd Klein, TX Instructional Technology Team

16 Veteran Hall Reilly Jones 915 Main Street Spring, Texas (717)

17 Ragged right- lines are aligned on the left; used for most poetry and typewritten copy; silhouette should be convex Advantages F Easy to recognize F Good for narrow columns F Easy to read Disadvantages F Difficult to change the silhouette Character in types has to do with the impression made by the individual forms, their proportions, and the intangible something in them that makes the letters of each word hang together to form an agreeable whole.

18 Agenda for Staff Development By Lyle Lovett August 10, 1999

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21 Justified- lines are even in length; most familiar for published work Advantages F Lack of design does not distract reader F Best for sustained reading Disadvantages F Poor word spacing F Poor hyphenation F Rivers of white Character in types has to do with the impression made by the individual forms, their proportions, and the intangible something in them that makes the letters of each word hang together to form an agreeable whole.

22 Robert Burns Poems in Scots and English The most complete edition available of Scotland’s greatest Lyric poet.

23 Robert Burns Poems in Scots and English The most complete edition available of Scotland’s greatest Lyric poet.

24 Repetition  Repeat some aspect of the design throughout  Repetition can be thought of as consistency,

25 Repetition

26 Contrast  Have contrast not conflict  Don’t be a wimp! Robin Williams

27 Nettie Briggs 7200 Spring Cypress Rd Klein, TX Instructional Technology Team

28 Nettie Briggs 7200 Spring-Cypress Rd. Klein, Texas Related Skills Excellent working knowledge of the Internet and web page creation following the Klein Acceptable Use Policy. Assists with instructing district level technology classes for both Internet searching skills and school web design. Education 1978 Graduate of Southwest Texas State University San Marcos, Texas Experience 1978–1998 Classroom teacher in the following subject areas: Developmental, Resource, Computer Literacy. Teaching areas have included most grade levels at elementary, intermediate, and high school.

29 Nettie Briggs 7200 Spring-Cypress Rd. Klein, Texas Related Skills Excellent working knowledge of the Internet and web page creation following the Klein Acceptable Use Policy. Assists with instructing district level technology classes for both Internet searching skills and school web design. Education 1978 Graduate of Southwest Texas State University San Marcos, Texas Experience 1978–1998 Classroom teacher in the following subject areas: Developmental, Resource, Computer Literacy. Teaching areas have included most grade levels at elementary, intermediate, and high school.

30 technology Volume 1 Number 1 COMPUTER

31 Contrast

32 WIMP D O N ‘ T B E A

33 Additional Design Examples F Proximity and Alignment Proximity and Alignment F Repetition and Contrast Repetition and Contrast

34 Robin Williams is the author of many great books related to desktop publishing and design. For this presentation information was pulled from the following books. The Mac is Not a Typewriter The Non-designers Design Book


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