MELANIE BYER HAS OFFERED pages for comment during the past few months. And here’s another.
Here’s Melanie’s page. Her note follows.
I’ve been getting in a rut doing 1A centerpieces with the typical square or rectangular box containing them on the page. So, for this centerpiece about used-oil recycling, I thought I’d do something different. I got the background image from Metro Creative Connection, and I think it worked well. The only thing I don’t like about the page is that the rules on each side of the centerpiece seem to be floating. I wasn’t sure what to do with those. Also, as a note, a color version of the top mug shot could not be found, and the ear ad had to stay in the top left corner. I like constructive criticism, but keep in mind that I’m 22 and that although I’m not so new to design, there are still things I know I can learn.
So, let’s give Melanie some feedback. And remember: keep it constructive. Thanks.
I’M A BIG MAC FAN. I think Apple makes incredible products that are really great. Some are remarkable. It’s a wonderful company that does a super job. It’s just awesome!
And if that doesn’t convince you, perhaps this video—from the most recent Apple Keynote in September—will do the job.
OK, perhaps it is a bit overstated. But I’m sure the same superlatives are part of similar presentations from Microsoft, Dell, IBM and all the other guys.
Oh. Yes…I’m still a big Mac fan.
MICHAEL SMITH is one of our “frequent flyers,” and it’s always a delight to see his pages. I’ve held these for a few weeks to let others get a shot at our time but here are Michael’s most recent contributions.
A quick note from Michael is placed beneath each page.
A great designer I know at The State (Columbia) said during weeks you don’t have great photos, then “it’s time to design.” My solution was to design a large graphic that illustrated the story. The graphic is one big PDF file.
Every now and then I’m lucky enough to get an open section front. On this week, I got my open section front on a big sports week – the state track meet. I took full advantage with large photos and large headlines.
So…what are your thoughts? Does Michael have a couple more super pages here? Is there something you ‘d have done differently?