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Contents Page Analysis

  1. 1. Navigation: The page numbers of each article have been placed in the bottom right corner of each picture that corresponds with the article. I like theidea of the because it shortens down the amount of text on the page would could be seen as off putting to a reader also if a reader likes the look ofthis picture they are given the page number straight away rather than them having to search the page to find the text corresponding to the image.This is something I may consider when creating my magazine. As well as there being images with the page numbers on, at the bottom of the pageHouse styles: In some ways I believe that Promotion: This is an advertisement tothere is a list which contains the rest of the page articles and numbers, I really like the idea and layout of that particular feature and will consider itthere is a certain house style in relation subscribe to the magazine, this has beenwhen creating my own the font style however not in colours, used to attract and ensure that the readerthis is because the colours used on the buys the magazine again. This has beenfront cover of the magazine have not placed cleverly as it follows thebeen used on the contents page. Gutternburg Design Principle as it has beenHowever the same formal text has been placed in one of the optical areas, in factused which is found on the front cover. the last optical area. By placing it hereAlso the front cover star is Florence from means that it more than likely to be seenFlorence and the machine because she is by the reader. However to make sure thatthe front cover star you would expect the the advertisement gets seen it doesn’tmain image on the contents page to also follow the house style and stands outbe Florence however it is not, it has been hugely on this page as the advertisement itplaced in a corner of the magazine. This inside a bright red box, where as otheris something I will not consider using in information on the page has been placed inmy magazine as I wish to follow a certain plain white style as it gives the magazineconsistency.
  2. 2. Navigation: Unlike the NME magazine, the MixMagformal, this is due topagetarget audience of image which has the page number in the bottom mainly and then Text: The font styles used are quite magazine contents the only contains one this particular magazine as this magazine targets cornerthe rest of the magazines contents are is appropriate toright formal text. When creating my own magazine I will take contents page it indicates that use is the main ages 20-35 therefore it listed down the use hand side of the page. By having only one image on the into consideration whether to thisarticle in the magazine, whereas in the NME magazine ofis notand italics have been used for the articlelayout these font styles isn’t over crowded making it look a formal or informal font type. The use it bold clear which is the main article. I like the titles, of this page as it have been used tocontemporary and moderngrab the attention of themy target audience as the younger generation are modern The article titles are either pull quotes layout is attract and which is appropriate to reader and encourage them to read this particular article. and like modern things. This navigationHouseappealingfrom the full will consider this layout when creating my own website. to be quite extreme Promotion: languagepromotion offering the reader ofreally Styles: The Mixmag magazine has columnists view, these quotes could be said to me and I article, or the as some of This is a used could befollowed the house stylesto some people. However the use of the language does attract peoples attentions the magazine ameeting the aim of its offensive from the front and therefore free CD, this advertisement has beencover unlike the NME magazine aspersonally use this language in my magazine as I do not see it as necessary however I will use pull quotes from the a rapport purpose. I will not the used to attract the reader and also to gainsame colours ofarticle to attract the reader attention. black, yellow and white with the reader so that they purchase the magazinethat were on the front cover have been again. In comparison the NME magazine this promotionused on the contents page. Similar to the has been places in the bottom left corner and is theNME, Mixmag have also used the same same colour and style of the rest of text on the page.font style that is found on the front cover, When following the Gutternburgh Design Principle theon the contents page, following the house bottom left corner is seen as a dead corner meaningstyles of the magazine, this gives the that the promotion may not be seen and also becausemagazine consistency. As I want my the colours and fonts used for this promotion are themagazine to have consistency I will too same as everything else the promotion may not also belike the Mixmag magazine will follow a seen. If I was to add this feature to my website I wouldcertain house style within my magazine. follow the style used in the NME magazine and make sure it stands out and is in a place where it can be seen.
  3. 3. Text: The use of informal text has been used on the contents page, the reasons that informal text has been used is because of the magazines target audience,which is from ages 16-25, therefore using and informal text would be appropriate. As my target audience is similar to the target audience of Mixmag magazineusing informal text would be appropriate for my magazine as well. Similar to the NME magazine the use of different font styles such as bold and italics havebeen used to make information stand out, and in relation to the use of font styles in this magazine, bold has been used to indicate each article. Underneaththe initial article title the use of pull quotes have been used to attract and draw the reader in. As I have seen the use of bold and italics used in both magazinesthis is something I too will incorporate into my magazine, my reason being is that I believe they are successful in the job that they do. I will also incorporatepull quotes benefit the article title as these too have been used in both magazines and are successful.