Layout and Design

Layout and Design

Make sure that you design for legibility and readability and consider that text is large enough, isn’t crowded and colour choices provide good contrast.

Establish a ‘Safe Area’ around the edges of your design to allow for any mandatory logos or information bars that are already established in other slides.

  • Character Limit - Keep text short and large
    • 5-7 word heading
    • 5-20 words summary
  • Graphics
    • Use simple, clean graphics
  • Colours
    • Use no more than 3 colours, plus black and white or grey
    • Cool colours like blue, green are recessive whereas warm colours like red and orange tend to ‘pop’ and draw attention (use a balance of both)
    • Utilise contrasting colours or emphasising the most valuable information
  • Images
    • Background images can ‘bleed’ off the edge, but keep text well away
    • Make sure any images that you add will enhance the written message, not distract from it!

Layout Guidelines



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