How would you go about laying out a board such as this?
My method may not be the best but it doesn't require any special software. I load the schematic in the graphics editor (paint). Go through the schematic and number the tie points. Layout the board with two or three rows of pins and number the pins so the components will connect between them.
I did not do this one it came from the web. It is for the board in the first picture.This method is presented in the book "Making a Transistor Radio". His board used screws and finish washers.