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Yearbook page headings
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How to Perfect Your Yearbook Page Headings

Yearbooks are content dense and rely on good formatting and structure to make sense of the madness! Page headings help to organise content and inform the reader of the subject matter quickly.  Many yearbook readers won’t examine each page in-depth, only searching for content that is relevant to them. This is where the importance of…

YOLO NZ Pinterest Phone
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How to Get the Most Out of Your Pinterest Boards

Pinterest is a great platform for collecting images for all types of hobbies and projects. You may already be using Pinterest in your personal life, but it is also a great site for yearbook planning. If you have created a yearbook or leavers’ book with YOLO, you will know that we are fans of Pinterest!…

school yearbook publication
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Creating a Collaborative School Publication From Start to Finish

There are many types of school publications, from yearbooks to leavers’ books, calendars to newsletters. But one thing that all successful publications have in common is a personal connection with the reader.  This personal connection can begin long before the publication goes to print. Involving your school community from start to finish will help you…

Design rules and myths
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Design Myths: Rules to break in your school publication

There are many Dos and Don’ts in design – use contrast, limit fonts, maintain whitespace! These guidelines are useful, but generalised rules can also restrict creativity and originality. Here we explore some popular design myths and misconceptions to consider breaking. Design Myth 1: Less Is More Modern design and minimalism often go hand-in-hand. The once…

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8 Content Ideas to Include in Your 2020 Yearbook

With so many school staples from sporting events to camps being cancelled, it can be tricky to know what to include in your 2020 yearbook. Here are some COVID-19 article ideas to consider: 1. Staff Interviews Yearbooks always have content about different departments and updates from faculties. This year, include interviews with key staff members…

colour palette combinations
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Colour Palette Ideas for Your Next Yearbook

A cohesive colour palette plays a larger role than just making a page look pretty. Maintaining consistency with colour ensures that your design flows from start to end. For yearbooks, a good source of inspiration is your school colours. Consider a colour palette that uses these shades if your yearbook is more formal or will…

Free fonts
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20 Great Free Fonts for Your 2020 School Yearbook

There are a lot of great fonts on the market, but many are expensive or hard to find. YOLO has compiled a list of great free fonts that are easy to access and use in your 2020 yearbook.  1. Bungee Shade Bungee Shade is a heavy, all-caps font with a shadowed effect, which provides a…

Yearbook spread
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YOLO School Yearbook Design from 2019

The best design inspiration usually comes from seeing what others are up to! When speaking to yearbook coordinators, one of the most common requests we get is, “We would love to see some yearbooks from other schools.” Well, we listened! Below is a selection of yearbooks that we worked on in 2019 – some formal…

Screenshot taking screen grab
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How To: Grab or save an image from your computer screen

WINDOWS 10 OPTION 1 Oct 2018 v1809 updates of Windows 10 have a quick and easy way to grab an image from screen. Simply press WINDOWS, SHIFT and S together, Drag the cross hairs across the area of screen you want to copy, This image is automatically copied temporarily to the clipboard. Go to your…

Photo on phone
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How To: Take a great photo with your phone

Rule of Thirds A classic rule that’s meant to be broken, but for beginners it can make framing a photo easier. Imagine your frame is split into a 3×3 grid. Place any points of interest on the intersections of these grid lines and your picture will look just fine! Our eyes scan top left to…