All is forgiven because you introduced English (Pirate) as a language. For someone who takes International Talk Like a Pirate day quite seriously, thisis quite possibly the best thing that has happened.. today.
...is Rio Ferdinand. Only joking, but format-wise his magazine #5 is actually quite good. I'm sure that what he's doing is nothing new, but all the digitalversions of magazines I've seen before have just been, well just that: a digital version of a magazine faithful to the 2D constraints of print. Wow, page turns are animated.
#5's actual pages animate, but more importantly it has embedded video and audio. A major problem that the culture magazine sector is facing is why would you want to read about something when you can experience it through video? I think it's been lazy of the print media to just offer digital subscriptions with no value add when the technology is there to make. It's not a distant future where people download magazines to their smartphones, and surely video and audio is better suited than words?
Jeez, if Rio Ferdinand can do it then surely so can the publishers?
I've been listening to a lot of Spotify recently and have noticed that we're getting fewer and fewer ads for actual brands. Just wondering why this is? Would have thought that Spotify is quite a good channel for brands that are already on radio...
Maybe it's because this year's media spend has already been decided and there's no slack in the budget...
I take it back. London pride were making a go of owning St. George's Day yesterday... with posters!
And also with this amazing bit of sponsorship:
Come on people, having lots of England flags about makes it feel like there's an international football tournament on. It makes people happy. You have 1 year to organise a great St. George's Day 2010. Or hire Team Awesome and they will do it for you (for nice price).
Due to a combination of being credit-crunched and the good weather I have cancelled my LoveFilm subscription. In the process of cancelling there are about 4 screens which warn you that by leaving you lose all your information never to be retreived - "could you live with this loss? Take a payment holiday instead and then you'll be able to keep the lovingly-created list of DVDs you slaved over". When you've been through the whole process, sent back your last dvds, you receive a cancellation email. The email tells you if you rejoin you get all your info back.
This is nice. It turns something quite mundane into something desirable (it's a QR code btw if you didn't realise), a bit like all that creative barcode stuff. Clever Takashi Murakami. PS. As I live firmly in the 20th century, I don't have a reader so can anyone tell me what it says?
Should I ever have to see a screen like this? It
annoys me that I have to. The site knows from my ISP where I am, surely
it could just direct me to the relevant page? Surely over 90% of people
in the UK looking for [insert brand here] are looking for the UK
version of the site? What purpose does this page serve apart from
telling your customers what a big, global company you are?
been thinking about usability recently, and about how, as savvy
internet users, we expect certain information to be in a certain place
on the page. It wouldn't be so hard to have a button that says change
country now would it?
It strikes me that a lot of how we plan
websites is still with a mind to manage our processes and requirements
and not what the end user wants.
One part truth, two parts mixer is a digital notebook for Priyanka/@pristyles. Yes, you've reached another planner's blog - but it's mainly full of random thoughts and pretty pictures.
If you're reading, hello - it's nice to meet you.