Admittedly, I LOVE design magazines and for years have subscribed, at one time or another, to just about every one that has existed. I am also hard pressed to toss them when I am done reading them, as I mentioned here. As a result, I have stacks and stacks of magazines around my house, which I refer to for inspiration when I am working on a project or when I am just in need of a creative jolt.
Over the past couple of years many print magazines have ceased to be published as the economy, and the use of the internet as a news source have made it difficult for them to be profitable. In the wake of this has come a wave of new on-line magazines (or what I call E-magazines.) The first design magazine of this type that I became aware of was Lonny which has recently celebrated one year of publishing. There are now several others, a few of which you can check out by clicking on them on my sidebar under "E-magazines." The idea is very interactive as within the feature stories as well as the advertising, you can click on a link and go directly to a website or blog associated with that story or ad. Some of them even have a means for which you can clip or save the story that is of interest to you.
The fact is, while I really enjoy reading these E-magazines and will relish their continued publication in this fashion (my magazine stacks will not be growing at the same rate as in the past,) I still like those good old glossy magazines! Thankfully I can subscribe to a couple of them and get the glossy version as well as the on-line version.
What do you think? Have you read any of these publications and joined the E-magazine trend?