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  • If items are related to each other, group them into closer proximity.
  • Separate items that are not directly related to each other.
  • Vary the space between to indicate the closeness or the importance of the relationship.

Besides creating a nicer look to the page, it also communicates more clearly.

 

By putting the title and subtitle close to each other, we now have one well-defined unit rather than six apparently unrelated units. It is now clear that those two topics are closely related to each other.

example

When we move the by-line and date farther away, it becomes instantly clear that although this is related information and possibly important, it is not part of the title.

 

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Source: The Non-Designer's Design Book by Robin Williams


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