At the end of last year
Book Creator introduced a new couple of new features (
new fonts and
new color options) and hinted that something bigger was on the way. That new thing is here! Book Creator has just introduced
eighteen new templates and themes for all teachers and students.
Book Creator now offers templates for making yearbooks, school newspapers, cookbooks, photobooks, and more. Templates have preconfigured layouts that you can use by replacing the placeholder content with your own content. In some ways it reminds me of working with some of the templates that Apple’s Pages program offers.
Book Creator’s new themes are a little more flexible than templates. Themes have preconfigured layouts and place holder content, but the emphasis is more on color schemes and fonts than it is on layout. A few of the themes that you’ll find available right now include antique, neon, and graffiti.
Book Creator’s new templates and themes can be accessed from the “New Book” menu in your Book Creator account. Instead of picking a blank layout you can pick one of the templates to start your multimedia writing project.
Applications for Education
For someone like me who lacks an eye for visual design,
Book Creator’s new templates and themes are a blessing. Not only can using a preconfigured template or theme make my work look better, they can also inspire some creative thoughts about the possibilities for my work. I’m sure the same can be said for many students who prefer to focus on the writing and less on the visual design aspect of a project (I was always the kid that hated “poster projects” when I was in elementary school, too).