Also known as:
“What on Earth is She Talking
Main Parts of the Yearbook
• Cover = the front of the book (duh).
• Endsheets = the pages just inside the front cover. Ours are usually a
solid color. Good for writing on. Some schools design these to look
special…but that costs extra.
• Title Page = name of the book, school info, year & volume
number, address & phone, enrollment, sometimes the table of
• Opening = a double spread that introduces and explains the
theme of the book both in a written article and in pictures and
• Dividers = Two page spreads that introduce the various sections
of the book. Ours are usually People, Sports, Clubs, Special Events,
Ads. Usually includes photos and article(s).
Two Page Spread (or Double Spread): two pages together.
Yearbooks are usually designed as two page spreads whenever possible.
1 12 2
These 5 words all mean the same
thing: words on the page that
explain the main idea or tell the
that explain or
give more info
Headline: title of
the page. Gives
the reader an
idea of what the
page is about.
creative and not
the content of the
spread and tells
about the season,
event, class, etc.
Template = a pre-designed plan for where all the elements on the page will
go. You can just drop text and pictures into the template, or you can make
adjustments to the template, too.
White Space = parts of the page that are left blank. White
space is important and can be used to emphasize. Try NOT to
trap white space in the middle of a design.
Gutter = the center line between two pages. You MUST keep text out of the
gutter. However, you CAN run a picture through the gutter, but you need to be
aware of how it will look.
Bad. Oooh, I
for you if
sitting in the
In general, keep elements 2 picas
away from the gutter.
Secondary Coverage Modules = a special box or area of the page that is
separate from the rest and contains extra info, fun facts, quotes, survey results,
etc. These can be designed in a LOAD of different ways.
4 Examples of Modules:
Folio = the page number. A new trend in yearbooks is to “jazz up” the folio by
adding a graphic element, or even photos and quotes.
Page number, picture, & quote
Section name, sport, & page number
StudioWorks is the name of the online tool that we use to create the pages of
the yearbook. It is made by a company called Balfour. By the end of the year,
you’ll be an expert on all the buttons, menus, and features of StudioWorks!