LA – Pace and contrast

Compare the design (in terms of pace and contrast) of an online magazine, blog or website to that of a printed magazine, book or journal.

What differences can you see between the kinds of design strategies used in the two formats?

There are some obvious differences between magazines in print and online. The ones in print you can either read at home or in a waiting room for instance. If you read in a waiting room you usually jump back and forth to easily get to the “good stuff” fast. If you read it at home you can take more time and get through the entire magazine.
If you read an online magazine you usually just click on to the articles you find most interesting, and maybe you dont even “see” the other ones. At least thats how I do it.

So in online magazines you need to “catch” the reader even faster than in a printed magazine. Online there are also a lot more adds, and disturbing elements than in print.




In printed magazines there are less adds and disturbing elements. And I think the placing of the adds is less disturbing.



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