Archive for July 16, 2013
Sure, you can argue for or against online magazines. I believe it was Winston Churchill who once said “I do not care if it saves the environment! I will not read my magazines online!” He, of course, was a staunch advocate of the glossy page and satisfying flip of paper. The same argument is used in the physical versus e book debate. Environmental impact aside, the best online magazines will have a few qualities to pull you over to the electronic side.
No ads. Well, yes, there are ads. But the ads are on the top and sides like on any website that you visit. You do not need to wade through a dozen pages of perfume and jeans and makeup just to get to something of substance. To piggyback on that, the best online magazine design will be set up for you to simply click links, allowing you access to the variety of articles present in that issue.
With a physical copy, you have to rifle to the table of contents, always buried amidst a sea of ads, mind you, and then you have to find the right