Positive reaction has been common for the handful of schools that jumped on board as early adopters of the new Yearbook 3D augmented reality app in its first year.
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.
Imagine getting a toolbox that helped you organize your projects, provided an abundance of tools for each job and enabled you to keep jobs moving. Advisers and staff can get those types of tools when they create their yearbooks online.
Improvement in a yearbook happens in different ways. Some advisers and staff members make a great leap in the quality of their yearbook from one school year to the next because of an “aha moment,” that second when they realize how to break through and take their book in a new and improved direction.
Thanks to a new online tool from Walsworth, all you need to produce a yearbook is an internet connection. Online Advantage, reachable through walsworthyearbooks.com, will give selected customers the means to produce their yearbook without any desktop publishing software.
Our yearbook concept is not new. We are following the workshop adage: yearbooks should echo the year, the school, the students. And yet, something is changing.
Simpler navigation, better organization and more communication – that is what Yearbook Connect users will appreciate in Walsworth’s internet-based proofing and submission system. For this school year, Yearbook Connect will have features that will impress both new and returning customers.
We started thumbing through the 2002 crop of yearbooks looking for the best new ideas, the ‘must-haves.’
You may be new to yearbook design or have students who are. Or, designing may be your favorite part of production and you have been doing it for years. Either way, a good grounding in basics is essential. Like those mazes with the start and finish points, fundamentals get you where you need to go — in this case, the creation of an appealing page that makes the reader want to linger over it.