Goes together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

How do you makes things like photos and text look like they belong together? Put them near each other. You would think that it would pretty obvious but you’d be surprised. How often have you read a news article with that included a photograph of someone featured in the article and the photo was placed way past the part in the text where the person was introduced? It’s important to place things like photos and related text together. Another way to group data such as a table is to separate it with ruled lines above and below or put it in a box. But not too many, a page, be it a web page, PowerPoint slide or printed page will suffer visually if there are too many elements on a it. White space is your friend. Less space between things that go together and more between things that don’t.

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Jelly

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