— What's an ideal font size for footnotes and is there any reason the footnote font needs to be smaller?
— For a footnote, for it to be used in-text, the writer found some content necessary to include with the manuscript, however less initially important than the main copy. Therefore, it is necessary for the main copy to have more hierarchy than the footnote.
Book design is the art of incorporating the content, style, format, design, and sequence of the various components of a book into a coherent whole. In the words of Jan Tschichold, book design, "methods and rules upon which it is impossible to improve, have been developed over centuries. To produce perfect books, these rules have to be brought back to life and applied."
Visual aids are often used to help audiences of informative and persuasive speeches understand the topic being presented. Visual aids can play a large role in how the audience understands and takes in information that is presented.