Contents page Research This contents page is from the music magazine Kerrang! It has the a label at the top of the page indicating that it is the contents page. It then has a big picture of a musician, indicating the main article followed by smaller pictures of other stories and then a list summarising all articles in the magazine. By having this size hierarchy of articles it is affective in delivering a summary of the contents of the magazine. It features a label saying contents. This contents page has a label saying 'Features' I feel this is affective as it enables the reader to locate what they want to read quickly. This page also has a big picture showing the main article. This is a good idea because if someone were to flick open the magazine they would instantly see what the magazine has to offer. This is the contents page from a NME magazine. It features two side bars, one with a 'band index' on it, this informs the readers of all of the bands that are featured in the magazine. And the other side bar has categories of articles and then page numbers for the articles in those categories. A really good part of this contents page is the box that sells subscriptions to the magazine, as this can help make profit for the magazine. The contents page follows a black and yellow colour theme. This is a contents page from the music magazine Q. This is the contents from the music magazine Vibe. It features a big picture of the musician Kanye West, this is used to sell the magazine as he is a very infljuencial mainstream musicain therefore a lot of people will appreciate an article based on him, him being the main picute shows that he is in the main article too. To the side of Kanye there is a small box of text displaying the features of the magazine. They have labelled the page so that readers will know it is a contents page. This is a contents page by the music magazine Mojo. It's main features are that it has the magazines name on it and it has a collage of pictures to do with the contents. It has the contents shown on the right.
Deduction of Research
What I learnt from my research:
Most contents pages have a large picture of a feature in the main article.
A label saying 'Contents' is useful at the top of the page.
The contents of the magazine should be displayed under categories on one side of the page.
Other features and possible sell lines should be placed around the cover.