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Layout Essentials by Beth Tondreau

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MODULAR

31. Break It Down

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Sometimes information is a cross between a chart and a module. When presenting complex information, consider clarity, readability, space, and variation. Breaking complicated information into manageable chunks results in clearer layouts.

Use a modular grid when

 

•   there are so many chunks of separate information that continuous reading isn’t necessary or possible

•   you want all material to fill a similar block of space

•   you want a consistent—or nearly consistent—format

•   units of information are headed by numbers or dates, with similar amounts of material

 

Breaking the material down also involves the typography ...

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