General Page Layouts
The amount of content has a big impact on your design
How much content?
Making the content 'fit' into a page affects the readibilty, accessibility and overall effectiveness of a site. Pick a sample below based on how much content you have...
Disperse or consolidate?
Clutter is the worst enemy of good design. When there's too much content on a page, either split it up or spread it out using some of these simple techniques.
Amount of Content
- 1-2 ¶ | Little to no media
- Mission statements | Events
- Find | About | Contact Us
For when there's not a lot of content, stretch out and take a creative, impact-driven approach. It can feel like writers block, but these layouts often take on the most varied designs.
- 3 - 6 ¶ | Some media
- Related materials | News
- General Info. | Research & Edu
Most pages will fall into this category. With supporting resources and links to further information, medium density pages are prime for employing different panel layouts.
- 5+ ¶ | Variety of media
- Staff & People | Publications
- Homepages | Instructions
When there's a veritable encyclopedia of information, employ sophisticated layout techniques including tabs, accordions and anchor links, and downloads to mitigate clutter.