The readings were really helpful in providing formal rules for page layouts. A lot of this answers the questions to why certain pages look so clean and legible, make you want to read, and why others are severely lacking. I imagine after using these rules for a while they become second nature and your eye can identify what isn't working right away. I'm excited to dive more into the grid with these page layouts. Some really simple rules to follow but there are A LOT. Lock the text block, lock the facing pages to each other, frame the text block so that your pages are easy to see and convenient to handle. The reading also talked about bringing the design into the margins and balancing the overall spread. It also got into talking about the actual writing of your pages and the challenge of sounding redundant. There is a lot of room for experimentation and problem solving to create an interesting design while also being informative and legible.