Friday Links Roundup – 17 January


This week we look at…

Beautiful Editorial Designs of the Week

Is This Thing On?

Is This Thing On?

Why audio content never goes viral. Lovely header illustration.

Rounded by Gravity: Colophon

Rounded by Gravity: Colophon

A really interesting experiment in reproducing a book layout for the web.

The Hidden Man

The Hidden Man

America saw Stephen Hill’s face for 15 seconds. It took him a lifetime to show it. Some beautiful black and white photography.

Reviews and Predictions

Digital publishing: the experts’ view of what’s next
Predictions for 2014

2013: The Year in Interactive Storytelling
Great storytelling from the NYT over the past year

News and Links

New digital-only photography magazine offers readers an Apple Newsstand app, as well as Mac and Windows apps
Great review of a multi=platform magazine

What Kind of Apps Do People Want?
Free, quality content with a smoothly-functioning interface is the key.

Growth Tactics That Work
Marketing strategies that are growing the I-5 Publishing’s enthusiast titles.

Self-Publishing: It Takes a Village
Thanks to the digital and online tools available today, quality writing that might never have had a chance is out in the world.

Massive magazines on tiny screens
Putting magazines on the phone delivers “Phenomenal cosmic reach, itty bitty reading space.”

and on the other hand…

2014: The year we all go 4K
Sub-$1000 4K displays and how they relate to responsive web design.

The Association of Magazine Media says 2013 showed growth for magazine media across platforms
It was an up year for consumer magazine publishers in the U.S

Yahoo Launching Digital Magazines, Starting With Food
Yahoo is getting into the magazine business.

Facebook Could Launch Its Flipboard-Like News Reader This Month
Facebook looks like it is finally going to launch in the coming weeks a news reading service built for mobile devices.


CSS Blend Modes could be the next big thing in Web Design
Blending images on the web

A useful set of utilities to improve web typography

Where the best designers go to find photos and graphics
A nice collection of resources for imagery

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