Planning School Yearbook Coverage with a Ladder Diagram
A ladder diagram is a chart that helps you plan each of your yearbook spreads (two facing pages in a book). It’s a simple way to plan the subject and location of each page.
Follow these steps to plan your content with a ladder.
- Determine the number of pages in your yearbook.
- Allocate the number of pages needed for your opening (title pages, opening spread, etc.), divider pages and closing section.
- Calculate the number of pages needed for the “people” section.
- Add the pages needed for sports.
- Estimate the number of ad and index pages required.
- Distribute the remaining pages among the other sections of your yearbook.
- Count the number of pages for each section to check that coverage is fair and balanced.