You might not realize it, but color decisions impact every page of your yearbook. Colors influence mood, evoke emotions, attract attention and much more. The colors you choose to use, and the ways you use them, will be one of the most important design decisions you make during the yearbook creative process. That’s why Walsworth…
Yearbook 3D, the free augmented reality mobile app exclusively from Walsworth, is changing the way people look at yearbooks. Yearbook staffs, students and news media are all watching in amazement as Yearbook 3D brings their yearbook to life.
Several entries from Walsworth Yearbooks schools fared well this past weekend when the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) announced the winners for its 2015 Design of the Year and Picture of the Year contests at the Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Orlando. In the Picture of the Year contest, Colin Mitchell of The…
A yearbook should be created for more than the eye. The book should feel good in a reader’s hands, and make them want to pick it up, touch it, hold it and open it. When you think about the theme and direction of your yearbook, think not only of the design on the cover, but how materials and applications can convey that theme.
Believe it – the index is the most-read section of your yearbook. The reason – it is the place students go to first to find themselves in the book, then to look up their friends, and then to find candid photos and look up teachers or other students. There is no question that your yearbook needs an index. But now where do you begin?
A few years ago I read an article by a yearbook adviser who operated a trouble-free desktop publishing lab. He advocated the use of “tried and true” software and the virtue of keeping a staid computer lab. My staff, however, has always been adventuresome, and I am proud that we pioneered the use of digital images in yearbooks, produced one of the first multimedia CD yearbooks and have beta tested numerous products.
Grunge fonts ruled the late 90s as staffs tried to achieve an edgy look. Traditional font favorites were discarded as too boring. With the turn of the century came a move toward simpler, more straightforward typography.
Instead of traditional sidebars, designers are using modules — strategically placed elements — to create a sense of consistency throughout the book.
For years, consistent design has helped unify each section. Today, cutting-edge books seem to be moving away from this.
Orphans and widows are words that are less than a line of copy left at the bottom or top of a column, respectively. Both InDesign CS2 and CS3 have line settings that allow you to prevent widows and orphans.