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Instructor: Mr. Ali Haider
Collaborators: Talha Sattar, Mohammad
Layout & Design
The process of setting out material on
The layout is the make-up of a page.
It consists, the arrangement of , texts,
and graphics on a page ,selection of
font styles, sizes, and colors.
Purpose Of Layout
It establishes the overall appearance
Smooth flow of information
Easy to read
Editing In Layout
Size of page margins
Size and position of images and figures
A plan or drawing produced to show the look and
function of the newspaper
A plan or something created, often in art or
How important is good layout
Manage the free space properly
Make it easily readable
For the organization
To sell the news
Set the tone of the news
How much does layout and
design matter to the reader
It makes content more accessible.
If the size is big readers will read it early.
Color in photo attracts the eyes
A survey by the Institute of Media Studies
Reader’s process photographs 75 percent of the time
Reader’s process headlines 56 percent of the time.
Recognize a good design
Don’t make your newspaper look crowded or too busy. Use lots of white space
where you can. Newspapers have always looked crowded in the past, but modern design
tends to use more white space
Have good color schemes
Don't use too many colors. Know what colors go well together and which ones clash. In a
newspaper, colors will always print darker than what is on your computer screen so it is
important to lighten up your colors.
Try not to use 3D effects, , or too many shadows
Stay consistent in your font sizes
Different sized fonts can be used, but stay
Alignment is essential
Columns — make sure your columns are the same width and either
aligned at the top or the bottom and evenly spaced between them.
Pictures — Align pictures to each other where you can and to the text
where appropriate. Always try to show straight lines.
Titles — Align titles vertically or horizontally where obvious. Centering
titles over columns will also look good
The Mechanism Of Page
Know the page
Know the size
Number of stories
Placement of stories