NHS Designs

Design Principles
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Page 3: Alignment Review

  • Be conscious about every element you place on the page.
  • To keep the entire page unified, align every object with an edge of some other object.
  • If your alignments are str ng, then you can choose to break an alignment occasionally and it won't look like a mistake.

 

example

Even though the author's name is far from the title, there is a visual connection between the two elements because of the alignment to each other.

 

The example on the previous page is also aligned - a centered alignment. As you can see, though, a flush left or flush right alignment (as shown above) gives a stronger edge, a stronger line for your eye to follow.

A flush left or flush right alignment often tends to import a more sophisticated look than does a centered alignment.

 

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


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