EVERYTHING WAS MADE WITH STRUCTURE
Grids are everywhere in
nature. Our skeletal system is
what makes humans have a
similar shape and structure.
The leaf to the right has a
strong vein structure. The grid
system helps us identify things
that are alike.
Because slidedocs have dense content,
grids serve a more important function for
them than they do with slides. Grids
provide structure from which to organize
your images and text and keeps your
Grids help you determine the placement of
images by giving them a spine to which
they can align. Aligning images to a grid
makes it feel like they have a sense of
place, as if they have a space they
Laying out the type within a grid
determines the width of your text. In
slidedocs, long text blocks should be
arranged in columns. The grid determines
how wide you make the columns.
The next page has an example of a
magazine layout. After that, you’ll see
the underlying grid used to create it.
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