Navigating the page designer

Our new page designer give you lots of freedom, and has hundreds of options for you to choose from when creating your pages.

This tutorial helps you get to grips with the designer, and highlights some of the basic functions for you:

  • Adding pages
  • Undo & redo
  • Saving changes
  • Exiting the designer

Creating profile pages

Before you add profile pages you will need to set up profile questions, and profile groups.

Now you can use the page designer to add your profile pages 🙂

  • Add a spread first
  • Choose your layout (you can customise these later)
  • Choose which profile group to display on the page
  • Choose how many pages to add
  • Choose your theme

You may then like to customise your profile pages 🙂

Yearbook Options

We have four main options for your yearbooks this year.

Our standard laminated hardback is the default option for your book. The covers are high quality, full colour front and rear, and can be used for books from 40-300 pages.


We also have a couple of premium upgrades available for you to choose from for that extra special finish.

Our premium laminated hardback includes front cover engraving (as well as other great features) and is the same as our information pack -please get in touch with your address if you’d like a free copy and live in the UK!


Alternatively you can choose our premium leatherette hardback which is exactly the same but using a leather type material instead of the glossy laminate.


The fourth and final option, and new for this year, is our stitch-folded paperback 🙂 Available as a 40 page B5 book, this is a great option for those of you working to a tight budget.


Promoting your yearbook to members

Once your yearbook is set-up and you’ve invited your members to join, you need to make sure it’s a success. That means lots of people active on the site and adding content.

Here are some ways to promote the yearbook and get your members involved:

Invite everyone online ASAP: The best way to sell the book is to show it off, so  get people logging in and talking about it. Look here for how to invite members online:

Arrange a yearbooking session: Book an IT room and set up the computers (and get in some tea and biscuits). You can ask for permission to do it in a free period and have people just show up and login.

Begin collecting orders: Ask for names and contact details for everyone ordering a yearbook (and keep a good list!). Also start collecting deposits of £5-10 – people will join the book to see what’s on offer!

Posters around the school: Download our poster design from the Help & Support link at the bottom of your online yearbook page – or have fun making designs of your own 🙂

Use Facebook, Twitter, or the social network of your choice: A Facebook group is particularly useful, to update and chase everyone – members can also login through Facebook and pull pictures straight over into the yearbook.

Make your yearbook exciting: Title your collages for events or fun themes to get everyone talking and remembering, run online awards, add a “Friends’ comments” profile question for members to make suggestions to each other – make making the yearbook fun for everyone!

More ways for your members to contribute: Why not run a cover design competition, or offer custom pages that everyone can bid for with their ideas and designs for news articles, stories, artwork, poetry…

Awards Page Design

Awards are great for really bringing your book to life 🙂 Personal to you, they are fun, humorous and a great way to remember your time at school. Whether you hold your awards voting online or offline, you can use our system to create some fantastic pages to add to your book. We expect to launch our awards page design tools in early 2015, you can get the ball rolling in the meantime with our favourite awards suggestions.

Editors: To create your awards, simply click the Votes & awards button in the Design & manage tab. You’ll notice as you add in each of your awards categories that it will default to using all members as nominees. If you’d prefer to choose only specific members click the custom nominees option, pop your nominees into the box and click save 🙂

To vote on awards you’ll need to click into the votes tab and cast your votes for each category using the drop down menus. Remember to click the green cast votes button when you are finished to register and complete your voting!

Ideas for Awards categories

Awards pages are a great part of your yearbook, you can set up serious ones, funny ones, or a mix of both, but do be careful you don’t include anything upsetting or offensive.

Here are some of our favourites (and a word cloud is a great way to display them!)

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– Most likely to become Prime Minister
– Most likely to be famous
– Most likely to become a millionaire
– Most likely to win a Nobel Prize
– Most likely to become a WAG * Most likely to win an Oscar
– Most likely to take over the world
– Most likely to marry for money
– Most likely to get married first
– Most likely To Become A Model
– Most likely To Become A Nun
– Most likely to appear on Jeremy Kyle
– Most likely to win an Olympic Medal
– Most likely to rule the World
– Most likely to win X Factor
– Most likely to cure cancer
– Most likely to become a teacher
– Most likely to break a world record
– Most likely to become a comedian
– Most likely to win the lottery but lose the ticket
– Most likely to get ID’d when they’re 30
– Couple most likely to get married

– Best dressed
– Best smile
– Best laugh
– Best couple
– Best hair
– Best looking female
– Best looking male
– Best Sportsman
– Best Sportswoman
– Best dancer
– Best bum
– Best musician
– Best legs
– Best teacher
– Best newcomer
– Best artist
– Best double act
– Best personality
– Best singer
– Best party
– Best Driver
– Best comedian
– Worst driver
– Worst attendance

– Most gullible
– Most sarcastic
– Most creative
– Most musical
– Most blonde
– Most hardworking
– Most artistic
– Most annoying laugh
– Most caring
– Most annoying but loved
– Most organised
– Most competitive

– Biggest Drama Queen
– Biggest flirt
– Biggest gossip
– Biggest party animal
– Biggest ego
– Biggest poser
– Biggest chav

– Class clown
– Funniest person
– Rear of the year
– Cutest couple
– Teachers pet
– Loudest
– Nicest person
– Party animal
– Funniest teacher
– Funniest laugh
– Nicest smile
– Favourite teacher
– Blondest
– Loudest person
– Quietest
– Prom queen
– Happiest person
– The [name of school] prize for outstanding achievement in the field of excellence

Bear in mind that something you meant as a joke might not be so funny to the person who wins it (or to their mum!). There has even been a case of a parent nearly suing a school when their child won the award for ‘most likely to go to prison’…not a great one to include!  If you’re not sure, do ask a teacher – each school will have their own rules as to what’s acceptable and what’s not, so it’s best to check.

Editors and Members: what’s the difference?

Editors: Design and direct the yearbook. Editors set and change the yearbook style, plan and modify pages, check and edit member content and uploads. They have access to all areas of the yearbook, including all member entries.

Set up profile questions, groups, photo labels and awards before allowing access to members.


Members: Anyone who contributes content. Members who login have less access than editors (You’ll notice just the tabs in blue):

  •  members can answer profile questions and suggest answers for friends in the Words tab; upload photos for use on their profile and throughout the book via the pics tab; register their online awards votes.
  • members can’t edit anyone else’s profile; delete uploaded photos other than their own; download photos or content; view account info like price or voting results; change yearbook page styles or other settings


View how to invite or add members to the yearbook here.

Premium yearbooks

Our new B5 yearbooks are a lovely size to read, and our improved pricing means you get a hardback book as standard, as well as a lot more pages for your money than in previous years.

Our standard hardback cover is finished with a full colour laminated design that our designers will work on with you.  You can either provide us with the complete covers, or we can make them to your specifications.

If you have a bit of extra money in your budget you can either add some extra pages to your book (and fill them with free collages!) or you could go for our premium upgrade package 🙂 Option 1 is our premium laminated hardback and just £5 extra per book gets you all of these great upgrades:

  • foil engraving on your front cover
  • printed endpapers inside both covers – these are the pages directly inside the front and back covers, and are the perfect place to put a year group photo, or your favourite collage, and
  • a bookmark ribbon in a choice of 15 colours

Our second option is the premium leatherette hardback:

  • Leather effect hardback with foil engraving on your front cover- you can see the foil and the leather effect colours below (bear in mind that the leather colours come out sightly darker than pictured here)
  • printed endpapers inside both covers
  • a bookmark ribbon in a choice of 15 colours

Ribbon swatch

Bookmark Ribbon Swatch

Leather swatch

Leatherette colours


Foil colours

Or why not do both?! For £5-6 extra you could have our premium upgrade and a pile of extra pages for collages, more profile space or a few more fond farewells from the staff – less than you’d pay for a pizza, and it’ll last a heck of a lot longer!

If you’d like to see our books, you can order a free information pack from us (email with your name, school name and address).  These are printed and bound in the same way as our yearbooks, and finished with our premium laminated hardback option.

If you’ve any further questions about your books, please do get in touch!

Advertising/sponsorship space in your yearbook

We see an increasing number of schools selling advertising space in their yearbooks, or getting sponsorship from local businesses.

This is a great way of adding some extra funds to your yearbook budget so why not give it a go?!  Here are some ideas for who to approach…

Primary: (we don’t see too many primary schools using adverts to be honest but I don’t see why not – you could set a trend!)                                                                                  You could approach parents who run their own local companies, or, for final year students why not ask local secondary schools?

Year 11:                                                                                                                          Driving instructors, Prom hire companies, hairdressers, beauty salons, Sixth Form Colleges.

Year 13:                                                                                                                                As for Year 11 – you could also try Universities and other local Further/Higher Education options.

Universities:                                                                                                                      We see a lot of adverts from course related suppliers – eg medical courses often have ads for pharmaceutical companies, insurance providers etc.  Try local companies who run Graduate programmes and have a high intake from your course/Uni.  You could also approach local bars and clubs, hairdressers, travel agents…  Another good one is Graduation gown hire companies.

If you decide to sell advertising space in your yearbook, you and the supplier will need to organise this between yourselves.  We’re happy to advise on artwork if need be, but we won’t get involved with payments or pricing in any way.  I’d suggest the best approach to pricing is to work out your ideal budget per student, and use the advertising funds to pay for additional pages, or our premium upgrade.

Alternatively (obviously only for students aged 18 and over) you could subsidise the cost of everyone’s book so you have enough left over for one last trip to the pub together before you leave.