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Some Magazine Posts.

  1. Canada's National Magazine award winners

    Ahem...listed as a PDF...in 2011

  2. Mag-apps, revisited

    A year after the iPad debut, how are magazines producing their iPad editions?

  3. Canada's magazine awards exposed

    Some of the potential finalists were revealed to the public and causes confusion

  4. 2011 U.S. National Magazine Awards finalists

    As collected by longform.org for reading later. Smart.

  5. 33 Bloomberg Businessweek covers

    And counting. Posted on Flickr. Crisis in Japan is brilliant.

  6. TreesaverJS

    The JavaScript framework for creating standards-friendly magazine-style layouts has been open-sourced

  7. Zeldman takes on iPad magapps

    A passionate argument that magazines (and others) are using iPad apps like they did with Flash years ago

  8. The cost of magazine apps

    Producing tablet editions can be just as expensive as the paper-and-ink versions

  9. The danger with ending Newsweek.com

    Media mergers are never as great as they sound on paper — part of the brand of a news media company is the culture of its staff. Change the make-up of that staff, you change the core of the brand. So, when The Daily Beast’s “marriage” with Newsweek, there was much speculation about what it meant for the recently sold magazine. What’s more unusual, though, is what some of that speculation has resulted in. Past and present employees of Newsweek’s Web site are rising to its defence. And rightly so. While at msnbc.com, I occasionally worked with some of Newsweek’s online team and what they are doing is impressive. Newsweek.com has lead the media industry to Tumblr with its efforts there. The last redesign is simple, online-friendly, and relies on HTML5 for its underlying code. And, the team has elevated design to be a defining element of its online presence. Ten years ago, merging one online property with another was, if not defensible, and least difficult to argue against. The rules of the game were still being defined, and revenue was something to worry about later. Now, however, online media has become, for most people, the primary point of contact with any media brand, and Newsweek is no different. Redirecting Newsweek.com to TheDailyBeast.com reflects an understanding of online media that resulted in mergers like AOL and Time-Warner. And even if the printed Newsweek were to renamed The Daily Beast, the damage to the online presence will take years to rebuild. Barry Diller et al., if they really want The Daily Beast to flourish, would be wise to heed those voices tumbling across the Web

  10. Atlantic's rules

    Twelve (or 10) good guidelines, or unknown origin, for editors of any good publication

  11. 48 Hour Magazine now Longshot

    The brazen legal tactics of CBS succeeded in forcing the indie magazine to change its entire brand

  12. Scribd as a low-cost mag-app

    Magazines looking for an app-like experience should consider the HTML5-based Scribd service

  13. In defence of a newsweekly

    An interesting (and almost anonymous) response (via Tumblr) to David Carr's piece about Newsweek's future

  14. Wired app a CD-ROM

    Apparently, the app is just a series of very big images leaving one to wonder why not HTML?

  15. Newsweek.com redesigns (again)

    This time the site goes the minimal approach, possibly inspired by its Tumblr site

  16. Ken Whyte takes on another magazine

    Comprehensive analysis about what direction Ken Whyte may be taking Chatelaine

  17. Sports Illustrated HTML5 app

    Nice, app-like experience built with just the Web stack (note the radial, menu, too)

  18. Magazines reborn

    Although mainstream magazines are being shutdown in record numbers, there is a magazine renaissance of sorts is underway. You just might need to lok beyond the newsstand to find it.

  19. Paul Ford's return to the Web

    The man who inspired an entire online style, returns to the landscape from Harper's

  20. Spin on Google Books

    Every issue of Bob Guccione Jr.'s Rolling Stone competitor scanned and available online

  21. Iterative design repairs

    The Atlantic launched a massive redesign, then promptly refined it after vocal audience reaction

  22. View all (it might be a looong page, though)