Like posters, double truck opportunities don't come along very often, so when you get one, make it count!
A look at the June 9, 2013, sports cover for the Springfield (State) Journal-Register in Springfield, Ill.
Well-designed entertainment pages with multiple moving parts that, when properly arranged, make for a quick, easy read.
A look at the June 2, 2013, MetroWest Arts cover.
The 4-letter word that makes some editors squirm in their seats: PLAN
Opinion pages, despite the often-lively content, are notoriously gray and often just unattractive.
Poster pages are a great way for papers to get readers and advertisers interested in local sports teams while enhancing their playoff coverage.
Organize your information with a simple tab chart.
Let’s face it, calendars can be labor-intensive. Yet community calendars remain intensely local features that invite readers to regularly use the paper. For that reason alone, they’re not going away anytime soon. Nor should they.
Don't be afraid to splash some color on your pages — but remember that less is more.
Using breakout boxes as a way to layer information and break up text, not just take up space.
Each month, you will learn more about designers from the Framingham and Rockford Design Houses. Each quarter, you also will see a profile of a designer from the special sections desk in Downers Grove. Today, meet Michael Brown of Rockford.
Don't be afraid to give your Business pages a little design love — and attention.
04.21.13 | MetroWest Daily News
Designers looking for an easy way to avoid too much gray space on a page or in a story package often will opt for a 1-column photo as a solution.
Each month, you will learn more about designers from the Framingham and Rockford Design Houses. Each quarter, you also will see a profile of a designer from the special sections desk in Downers Grove. Today, meet Kelly Quain, special sections desk coordinator.
Don't be afraid to use a quote for a headline — sometimes it's more powerful than anything even the best headline writer could come up with.
04.20.13 | Milford Daily News sports cover
Enterprising newspaper editors and page designers long have shared a goal of creating centerpieces that serve as colorful, informative gateways to news, sports and features sections.