An idea of pages

by Kelvin Smith

An idea of pages is imposed to make sharp delineations and divisions, encourage comfortable flow and flexible extent. Positioning the folios will guide us differently into genres and conventions of numbering. The spaces at the edges of each page can contain nothing, a little guidance, illustration, navigation highlight or curlicue.

Other pages, from web and distant file, live or downloaded, come in a different order, relating closely to the <<previous<< and to the >>next>>. They may be part of “1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next”, but have no linearity to set us straight. A deadly drift threatens drought or drowning in deserts and oceanic vastnesses

“If you cannot design without the computer, you cannot design with it.”

[Horn, B. The Effective Editor’s Handbook. Leatherhead: Pira International. 1997. p81]