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Contents Page Analysis

  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. Aswell 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 anHouse styles: In advertisement tosome ways I believe subscribe to thethat there is a magazine, this has beencertain house style used to attract andin relation to the ensure that the readerfont style however buys the magazine again.not in colours, this This has been placedis because the cleverly as it follows thecolours used on the Gutternburg Designfront cover of the Principle as it has beenmagazine have not placed in one of thebeen used on the optical areas, infact thecontents page. last optical area. ByHowever the same placing it here meansformal text has that it more than likelybeen used which is to be seen by the reader.found on the front However to make surecover. Also the that the advertisementfront cover star is gets seen it doesn’tFlorence from follow the house styleFlorence and the and stands out hugely onmachine because this page as theshe is the front advertisement it inside acover star you bright red box, where aswould expect the other information on themain image on the page has been placed incontents page to plain white boxes.also be Florencehowever it is not, ithas been placed in Text:The font styles used are quite formal, this is due to the target audience of this particulara corner of the magazine as this magazine targets mainly ages 20-35 therefore it is appropriate to use formal text.magazine. This is When creating my own magazine I will take into consideration whether to use a formal or informalsomething I will not font type. The use of bold and italics have been used for the article titles, these font styles haveconsider using in been used to attract and grab the attention of the reader and encourage them to read thismy magazine as I particular article. The article titles are either pull quotes from the full article, or the columnistswish to follow a view, these quotes could be said to be quite extreme as some of language used could be offensivecertain house style to some people. However the use of the language does attract peoples attentions and thereforeas it gives the meeting the aim of its purpose. I will not personally use this language in my magazine as I do notmagazine see it as necessary however I will use pull quotes from the article to attract the reader attention.consistency.
  2. 2. 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 the is similar to the targetfront cover unlike audience of Mixmagthe NME magazine as magazine usingthe same colours of informal text would beblack, yellow and appropriate for mywhite that were on magazine as well.the front cover have Similar to the NMEbeen used on the magazine the use ofcontents page. different font stylesSimilar to the NME, such as bold and italicsMixmag have also have been used toused the same font make information standstyle that is found on out, and in relation tothe front cover, on the use of font styles inthe contents page, this magazine, bold hasfollowing the house been used to indicatestyles of the each article.magazine, this gives Underneath the initialthe magazine article title the use ofconsistency. As I pull quotes have beenwant my magazine to used to attract andhave consistency I draw the reader in. As Iwill too like the have seen the use ofMixmag magazine bold and italics used inwill follow a certain both magazines this ishouse style within something I too willmy magazine. incorporate into my magazine, my reason being is that I believePromotion:This is a promotion offering the reader of the magazine a free CD, this advertisement they are successful inhas been used to attract the reader and also to gain a rapport with the reader so that they the job that they do. Ipurchase the magazine again. In comparison the NME magazine this promotion has been places in will also incorporatethe bottom left corner and is the same colour and style of the rest of text on the page. When pull quotes benefit thefollowing theGutternburgh Design Principle the bottom left corner is seen as a dead corner article title as these toomeaning that the promotion may not be seen and also because the colours and fonts used for this have been used in bothpromotion are the same as everything else the promotion may not also be seen. If I was to add this magazines and arefeature to my website I would follow the style used in the NME magazine and make sure it stands successful.out and is in a place where it can be seen.