Project: Life on an Ocean Planet Process Efficiency Solution


Role: Use of advanced styling to ease layout problems

Details: These orange bars had been laid out as discrete graphics, though they were required to appear at a precise and consistent distance from every year on the timeline. Adding or reducing even one line of copy from an entry would require adjusting every following orange bar by hand, over as many as 15 pages. Copy was frequently revised at this stage of production, leading to enormous inefficiency and an unacceptable chance for error.

By applying the bars with a style, each became locked to its associated text and no longer required extensive multi-page proofing with every copy adjustment.