I wanted to explore grids in further detail, and found this great tutorial on grid structure and layout in indesign.
I was able to generate my own grid structure, giving strength and structure to my design. I used a three collumn x three row grid, with a 4mm gutter. This gave me the structure in which to layout text and imagery.
I re-capped on how to set up an A-Master page by watching an online tutorial. This will allow me to keep continuity on each page, whilst also working quickly and efficiently.
They also help the reader navigate, by displaying direction such as a menu bar, page number, or book title.
I used a simple design, automating the page numbers as I progress into the book, whilst also adding a reminder of the book title placed in the center of each page. I created margins and columns to give structure to my pages, however, some pages may change, and I will adjust the layout and grid accordingly.
I also used a baseline grid, adjusting the grid to the leading value of my text, and then snapping the text to it.This will further enhance the structure of my design
I’ve learnt from previous experience it’s good to start with a good structure, as this gives the foundation in which to layout text and images effectively. I want the reader to feel engaged, whilst also feeling comfortable and enjoy reading the book.