Figure 8-29.Grid design.
stories a better chance of being seen, since they are not
buried or lost to the reader.
Remember that the front-page designs covered in
this chapter are only suggestions for what you can do
with your newspaper. A pure sample of a formal page
layout is nearly impossible to find, because experienced
editors are not concerned with producing textbook
examples. Rather, their interest is in presenting the news
of a particular day in what they believe is the best and
most interesting manner. Most often that is done by
combining features of several page patterns.
As you gain experience as a layout editor and
become familiar with established patterns, you can try
out new ideas as they come to you. Trust your instincts
and do not be afraid to experiment. A controversial page
design is better than a dull, uninviting one.