Layout Cheat Sheet: Making the Best Out of Visual Arrangement


layout cheat sheet guide

February 18, 2015 by

[This is part of the Infographic Design Series. Check out the other posts!] Good visual arrangement for infographics is putting together graphic and visual elements in a manner that draws your reader’s attention. The key to achieving simple, elegant and attractive content are ample whitespace and a well arranged layout.

What is whitespace?

White space is as its name defined—space that is unmarked in a piece of infographic or visual representation. It could be margins, padding or the space between columns, text and icons and design elements.

Whitespace matters to create visually engaging content

A page crammed full of text and images will appear busy. This makes the content difficult to read. It makes you unable to focus on the important stuff too. On the other hand, too much of white space can make your page look incomplete. It is always crucial to remember visually engaging content is usually clean and simple.
Here’s an example of what I mean.
whitespace-matters

Understanding common infographics layouts help ease visual arrangement

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.
We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with.

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