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Mag+: Digital Magazine Device and Issue Compatibility

Mag+ is a custom digital design solution, which means we offer InDesign templates for a number of different devices, allowing you to create pixel-perfect designs for any number of screens. However, in many cases, a MIB (Mag+ issue Bundle) created at one size can be read by another device with a different size screen. This … Continue reading

2013 Research: Media tablets now used by at least one-third of U.S. adults

                 Growth of large tablets may be slower in 2013       Profile of mobile media users in 2013      Profile of smartphone users in 2013                            Profile of smartphone news consumers in 2013       Profile of large media tablet users in 2013       Profile of large tablet news consumers Click to enlarge charts Research by RJ Institute … Continue reading

What journalists need to know about the difference between Web apps and native apps

  Facebook’s recent unveiling of Home, a software suite for Android phones (and soon tablets), offered more evidence that apps rule the mobile world. Just a few years ago, usage of apps lagged Web browsing within that world. But we now spend more than 80 percent of our mobile time with apps, according to Flurry … Continue reading

Mag+ Challenges Publishers to Re-Imagine the Issue

Three Years and 1,000 Apps Later, Touchscreen Publishing Pioneer Offers Four Key Factors for Success in Making Great Apps New York, New York, April 3, 2013—After three years and more than 1,000 touchscreen publication apps, Mag+ and its customers have learned how to unleash the power of this important medium. Contrary to the word of uninformed doomsayers, Mag+ … Continue reading

Don’t be “platform agnostic”

News publishers have to understand the contours of the shift or risk mobile becoming “digital hesitation 2.0.” The market research firm comScore recently released its annual major mobile report. A dive into the data distills lessons for journalism right now, some of them counterintuitive. Move aggressively to mobile immediately — don’t wait for revenue to … Continue reading

Mag+ 4.1 – Create Your Interactive Mobile Apps

It has never been easier to create interactive mobile apps. The main things Mag + wanted to accomplish with new release are to 1) extend the creative possibilities with the Mag+ system; and 2) make producing an issue faster and easier. Basically they took a bunch of stuff that required HTML before and built it … Continue reading

RJI: Tips for creating tablet apps to reach younger audience

Creating a tablet application for your news organization is challenging but doable. Be ready to admit your failures and build on them, said digital media guru Doug Bennett. “When you’re in digital you have to recognize that there’s no recipe for success because you’re always experimenting and trying new things,” he said. Bennett is the … Continue reading

Design trends of 2012: The good, the bad, and the ‘die already’

As we play taps for 2012, let’s take a look at what developers and designers got into over the past 12 months, aesthetically speaking. Web (and tablet and smartphone) design this year was more than ever characterized by relatively new technological capabilities. Advances on the dev side made tricks and conventions on the design side … Continue reading

New Poynter Eyetrack research reveals how people read news on tablets

It’s all about touch. People were either intimately involved with the iPad screen while reading during recent eyetracking study — keeping nearly constant contact while touching, tapping, pinching and swiping to adjust their view — or they carefully arranged a full screen of text before physically detaching as they sat back to read. This intimate … Continue reading

News Corp Shutting Down “The Daily” iPad Publication

The latest News Corp press release says that the Daily, its standalone daily iPad newspaper, will “cease standalone publication”. The newspaper had a high profile launch in February 2011, but had apparently struggled to pay its way — recent reports suggested the losses were looking like $30 million a year, and rumors that Rupert Murdoch … Continue reading

Aston Martin DB10

Production will be strictly limited to 10 of the bespoke sports cars, developed and built by the designers, engineers and highly skilled craftspeople at Aston Martin’s Gaydon headquarters.

Architect Oscar Niemeyer

"My work is not about form follows function, but form follows beauty or, even better, form follows feminine."

BACK to BASICS: Portraits

Portraits of people are one of the first elements of the photography used in newspapers.

Typography: x-heigh

In typography, x-heigh refers to the heigh of lower case letters without upper or lower parts when compared to capital letters...

Designer George Lois

“I always knew I was the most talented kid in the school, ” says George Lois of his time at Music and Art. “I was lucky to be exposed to the city’s best art education"...


Newspaper typefaces require a higher legibility then typefaces used for other printed products. Newspaper are printed on a paper of lesser quality under high speed.

How to redesign 1

Good redesign is driven by a deep understanding of the editorial mission of the publication.

Headline on photographs

The eternal dilemma! Dilemma of all editors on the planet Earth – to put or not put the headline or any kind of type in the photo.

Design Facts

Three elements that will greatly help you to understand how readers are observing you.

Typeface: NY Times Magazine

Sunday Magazine is an expansive family of fonts for information in tiny spaces and headlines at large sizes.


When, why and whether to use infographic. The basic fact is that infographic refresh the publication, and it contributes to originality of your product.

A well-designed publication

Everything that a well-designed publication must have...