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  1. 1. Contents Page AnalysisNavigation: The page numbers of each article have been placed in the bottom right corner of each picture that correspondswith the article. I like the idea of the because it shortens down the amount of text on the page would could be seen as offputting to a reader also if a reader likes the look of this picture they are given the page number straight away rather thanthem having to search the page to find the text corresponding to the image. This is something I may consider when creatingmy magazine. As well as there being images with the page numbers on, at the bottom of the page there is a list whichcontains the rest of the page articles and numbers, I really like the idea and layout of that particular feature and will considerit when creating my own magazine. Promotion: This is an advertisement to subscribe to the magazine, this has been used to attract and ensure that the reader buys the magazine again. This has been placed cleverly as it follows the Gutternburg Design Principle as it has been placed in one of the optical areas, in fact the last optical area. By placing it here means that it more than likely to be seen by the reader. However to make sure that the advertisement gets seen it doesn’t follow the house style and stands out hugely on this page as the advertisement it inside a bright red box, where as other information on the page has been placed in plain white boxes.
  2. 2. Contents Page AnalysisHouse styles: In Text: The font styles used are quite formal, this is due to the target audience of this particularsome ways I believe magazine as this magazine targets mainly ages 20-35 therefore it is appropriate to use formal text.that there is a When creating my own magazine I will take into consideration whether to use a formal or informalcertain house style font type. The use of bold and italics have been used for the article titles, these font styles havein relation to the been used to attract and grab the attention of the reader and encourage them to read thisfont style however particular article. The article titles are either pull quotes from the full article, or the columnistsnot in colours, this view, these quotes could be said to be quite extreme as some of language used could be offensiveis because the to some people. However the use of the language does attract peoples attentions and thereforecolours used on the meeting the aim of its purpose. I will not personally use this language in my magazine as I do notfront cover of the see it as necessary however I will use pull quotes from the article to attract the reader attention.magazine have notbeen used on thecontents page.However the sameformal text hasbeen used which isfound on the frontcover. Also thefront cover star isFlorence fromFlorence and themachine becauseshe is the frontcover star youwould expect themain image on thecontents page toalso be Florencehowever it is not, ithas been placed ina corner of themagazine. This issomething I will notconsider using inmy magazine as Iwish to follow acertain house styleas it gives themagazineconsistency.
  3. 3. Contents Page AnalysisNavigation: Unlike the NME magazine, the MixMag magazine contents page only contains one Text: The use ofimage which has the page number in the bottom corner and then the rest of the magazines informal text has beencontents are listed down the right hand side of the page. By having only one image on the contents used on the contentspage it indicates that this is the main article in the magazine, whereas in the NME magazine it is page, the reasons thatnot clear which is the main article. I like the layout of this page as it isn’t over crowded making it informal text has beenlook contemporary and modern which is appropriate to my target audience as the younger used is because of thegeneration are modern and like modern things. This navigation layout is really appealing to me magazines targetand I will consider this layout when creating my own website. audience, which is from ages 16-25, thereforeHouse Styles: The using and informal textMixmag magazine would be appropriate.has followed the As my target audiencehouse styles from is similar to the targetthe front cover audience of Mixmagunlike the NME magazine usingmagazine as the informal text would besame colours of appropriate for myblack, yellow and magazine as well.white that were on Similar to the NMEthe front cover have magazine the use ofbeen used on the different font stylescontents page. such as bold and italicsSimilar to the NME, have been used toMixmag have also make information standused the same font out, and in relation tostyle that is found on the use of font styles inthe front cover, on this magazine, bold hasthe contents page, been used to indicatefollowing the house each article.styles of the Underneath the initialmagazine, this gives article title the use ofthe magazine pull quotes have beenconsistency. As I used to attract andwant my magazine draw the reader in. As Ito have consistency I have seen the use ofwill too like the bold and italics used inMixmag magazine both magazines this iswill follow a certain something I too willhouse style within incorporate into mymy magazine. magazine, my reason being is that I believe they are successful in the job that they do. I will also incorporate pull quotes benefit the article title as these too have been used in both magazines and are
  4. 4. Contents Page AnalysisPromotion: This is a promotion offering the reader of the magazine a free CD, this advertisementhas been used to attract the reader and also to gain a rapport with the reader so that theypurchase the magazine again. In comparison the NME magazine this promotion has been places inthe bottom left corner and is the same colour and style of the rest of text on the page. Whenfollowing the Gutternburgh Design Principle the bottom left corner is seen as a dead cornermeaning that the promotion may not be seen and also because the colours and fonts used for thispromotion are the same as everything else the promotion may not also be seen. If I was to add thisfeature to my website I would follow the style used in the NME magazine and make sure it standsout and is in a place where it can be seen.