Join Nigel French for an in-depth discussion in this video Column measure, part of Designing a Digital Magazine.
…Another important typographic choice is column measure,…the relationship of type size and column width.…As I mentioned, I'm working with 16 point type,…and my text frame, or column width, is 483 pixels.…This yields a character count of between 60 and 70 characters per line.…We can verify this if we look on the Info panel.…And this is a good number for readable text.…I've also chosen to work with ragged or left align type rather than justified.…
I feel that this suits the informal tone of the magazine, and it…means I don't have the headache of, having to avoid uneven word spacing.…Which can happen with justified type.…Ragged text takes more space than justified, but…since on screen we can always add more pages.…We don't need to shoehorn our typing to a finite space.…Let me also mention the hyphenation settings.…To achieve an even rag with the type, I'm allowing limited hyphenation.…I've changed this number from the default number of five and I'm requiring at…least four characters before the hyphen and, at least three after the hyphen.…
- Setting up pages
- Adding and formatting content
- Choosing typefaces appropriate for the screen
- Creating the folio
- Adding interactivity
- Creating an app from a digital magazine
Skill Level Intermediate
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Essential Trainingwith Bob Levine2h 33m Intermediate
1. Setting Up the Page
2. Adding and Formatting Content
3. Creating and Managing Articles
4. Typographic Choices
5. Creating the Folio
6. Adding Interactivity
7. Building an App
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