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Part IV: Tier 3: Presentation > Layout: Positioning Elements to Maximize Unders...

Chapter 10. Layout: Positioning Elements to Maximize Understanding And Readability

“Visual communication of any kind… should be seen as the embodiment of form and function: the integration of the beautiful and the useful.”

Paul Rand
Thoughts On Design

As the first layer of the Presentation tier, the Layout layer encompasses the specific placement and spatial arrangement of onscreen elements. Put another way, the Layout layer serves as a sort of visual skeleton on which to support the skin of color, imagery, typography, and style.


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