For March we revisited seven page composition best practices from alignment to emphasis. These tips can help novice designers improve their pages but they're also a good refresher for old pros. Many of these are common principles of design. On the elements of design side we looked at lines. Specifically we focused on using rule lines in page design to separate and organize parts of the page.
Desktop Publishing Glossary Terms Added or Expanded This Month:
- Forced Justification for Aligning Text
- How to Typeset Material with Block Style Formatting
- AA - Author's Alterations
- Acid Free Paper
More Things I Wrote or Blogged About in March:
- Emotional Book Design
- Dirty Blackletter
- Lost PrintMaster Registration
- Improve Your Mobile Web Design With Adobe Shadow
- Are You Test-Driving Windows 8?
- iPhone Photography Apps to Try Out
- 15 Grammar Goofs That Make You Look Silly
- Document Cameras
- QR Codes on Scrapbooks
Recent Comments from Readers: There have been several new comments on Anyone Still Using Corel Ventura? including tips from Nick H. on how to run version 10 in virtual XP mode for Windows 7 users. On How Do You Identify Fonts? Alex D. comments on Find My Font, a desktop application recommended in an earlier comment by another reader. He writes,
"Of course, Find My Font is not free either (the "free" version is only a 30-day limited trial) - it will cost $49 - $69 for a real license. However, as a desktop app rather than a website, it does have the advantage that the screen capture can be integrated, and if you often find yourself trying to match fonts you may find it worthwhile. They do seem to be actively maintaining the product, and have added other related features - font browsing, find similar fonts, etc. "