THIS PAGE goes back a couple of weeks—before all our holiday revels began. Thanks to Kristin for submitting it.
FROM KRISTIN’S NOTE:
“I wanted the page to look like a birthday present for the young girl in the story. She’s a local girl who at birth was born with a broken neck, and lived to be ‘A remarkable young lady.’ Her parents wanted to surprise her with tickets to the Miley Cyrus concert and the T&D was there to take part in the surprise.
It didn’t turn out the way I wanted it too; I tried to do something different with the top headline. I wanted it to look as if it was a ribbon coming down from the bow, but I think it ended up looking as if I just put a side headline on the page. The entire story is on the front, which was requested, so I don’t know if that is a plus or a minus. I also tried to give the page more depth by making a gradient swatch behind the bow and headline. It’s not my favorite page that I’ve done but I think it was OK.
Alright, let me have it!”
FROM ED: I think the page is good—though not one of your better recent efforts. My main concern is the length of the text. Running text in one…very…wide leg creates problems with readability. I think it asks too much from readers.
How about the rest of you? Comments Criticisms?