Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Reevoo Magazine

I've been posting a lot of screenshots of work in progress. Well, I'm pleased to say that the project is finally done and (relatively) polished.

Over the course of a weekend, we sat down and thought about content. There's some great content out there about consumer electronics: digital cameras, headphones, televisions, etc. Sadly, most of it is locked away in boring blog templates with poor accompanying photos. Magazines actually do a great job of presenting this content in a lively, vivid manner.

Previously, you couldn't present blog content like a print magazine – bandwidth, load times and browser compatibility all made this extremely difficult. But the web has evolved so much since then. And with the new HTML5 specification, it's getting easier and easier to do beautiful, attractive layouts. So why hasn't anyone ever presented blog content like that?

Here's what we did about it. We took content from our own blog (which is terribly designed) and put it into a lovely, HTML5 container that will work on modern browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome) and mobile devices like iPads, iPhones, etc. It uses real web fonts (thanks to the Google Font API) and a bunch of neat CSS and Javascript tricks.

And it's a lot nicer and it wasn't hard to do – like I said, we accomplished 90% of the work in a weekend. Compositing digital cameras with water splashes is really quite easy if you know what you're doing.

Check it out:


Launch Reevoo Magazine
(Offline! Sorry.)

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