Please give us feedback on the all new Magazine

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We are still (and continue to be) working on the site! Today we've put the new Magazine online – right now only for our international site. Everything is still a bit bumpy and spinning around, but we'd love to hear your feedback!

There are new TeaserWalls (shhhh, might be coming for you soon-ish), a new section Analogue Lifestyle and an all new layout for the articles and overview pages. So what do you think? Do you like it? Let us know so we can improve the site even more!

written by recurving on 2010-06-16 in #news

45 Comments

  1. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Bigger pictures and a nice top display of the most recent entries (isn't it?), that's cool! Must get used to the new form of the magazine... but the most popular as head of every section is a bit confusing as there are sometimes very old entries...
    And does it mean that the new camera revies, locations, tisters, competitions, etc... will be published only in these sections or will they all appear in the news? As it's easier to have one chronological overview of all new publications..
    Well, I'll have a preciser browse through the new form of the magazine and then let you know again what I think, these are just my very first impressions by discovering it... just a bit confused... ;)

  2. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    love the clean lines and the seamless layout!

    good job, LSI!

  3. rater
    rater ·

    Also a bit confused, and as vicuna says I would put on top the newest news instead of popular. And on popular I would go for the popular of the month... a news published one yer ago, even if it was popular it is not news anymore. Also, although my suspicion is that you are already working on that, I am missing the map in the Location section and the list of films and camera reviews (it was really useful to check on the list the reviews of cameras/films). Just did a quick check... and I hope to see the walls in the Homes (I like that there are different formats for different photo formats).

  4. rater
    rater ·

    And let me add that even if I am a bit lost with the changes it looks nice!

  5. recurving
    recurving ·

    @vicuna: first impressions are the best! keep them coming!

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Oh yes, and the text display in the entries, even if it's a clearer and bigger typo (that's good), gives a strange impression by this big indentation to the right... there's a lot of empty space on the left of the page....

  7. recurving
    recurving ·

    just found the reason for the most popular articles being so old – the timespan was set for way too long (my fault) – will be fixed soon!

  8. rater
    rater ·

    @recurving: yeh!

  9. eatcpcks
    eatcpcks ·

    I really like this new design!
    It's clear enough and design for me!
    Is there any API or anything else we could use to make a gook mobile app?

  10. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    woa...gotta look left to right! my eyes are adapting to the new eye-dance choreograph.hehe
    comments look "clean"

    so i'd say its pretty fine yo! =)

  11. panelomo
    panelomo ·

    there should be a lomography iphone app! :)

  12. indieslap
    indieslap ·

    i miss the film and camera review list

  13. iaki
    iaki ·

    I miss the review too. But Now I understand where I can post a new entry :)
    Very nice the new magazine :)
    Congrats...and piggies for all of us to celebrate!!! hahahaha

  14. dogma
    dogma ·

    At first look it's really confusing, but i think we need some time to adapt :)

  15. rater
    rater ·

    I do not see anywhere the submit page for the magazine... I am missing a secret link?

  16. xbalboax
    xbalboax ·

    i like the layout alot, nice and clean, not sure about having the next article before the comment section. there is also alot of gaps between everything like the title tags and photos. not sure bout the "commented by " i think i liked it the old way w/ the user name first, it was easier to see who posted, but ill get used to it.

  17. adbigmilk
    adbigmilk ·

    It seems nice... anynews about my article i post a month ago .... ?

  18. maliha
    maliha ·

    Great new layout. Looks better than the previous one! Good job, Lomo coders!!

  19. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    I'm looking for the place where all the latest magazine entries are published in chronological order... did I miss it? Or does it mean that we should have a look at every different section to know what's new in the competitions, review of cameras or films, locations, tipsters.... Popular entries are cool, but an overview of all latest magazine entries would be cool too :) And the complete film reviews list/camera reviews list was a great feature too...

  20. dogma
    dogma ·

    I agree with @vicuna i'm all so missing latest magazine entries from all sections in one place. And most popular section entry 's located at the top of latest entry's really makes no sense. When i go to section, the first thing what i would like to see there is latest entry's of the section

  21. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    Looking great guys :) The new Analogue Lifestyle section is rather interesting. Looking forward to exploring more new stuff. Keep up the great work!

  22. sthomas68
    sthomas68 ·

    Would like to see the section for "Call for Entries" on the articles and reviews so we know when to submit an article or review!

  23. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    hello everyone, we took down the submission links as we are also in the process of revising some fields, and so the ones you submit now won't get lost!

  24. floriansimon
    floriansimon ·

    The website now looks way better.
    Some API for third party developers would be very nice (for example iPhone App with Push Notifications or "native Photo Upload"…)

  25. ahleng90
    ahleng90 ·

    beautifuullllll :D

  26. boredbone
    boredbone ·

    love the new look and the new features. especially the lifestyle with the "What we are looking for right now" section:)) but agree with what all of the above says. more space for the recent news! cool lsi. change is good.

  27. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    After browsing a bit and get used to the new magazine, I can say that you made a great job: much more pictures in great format (and not only little previews), clearer text, the new lifestyle section, all this is great.
    A suggestion: when clicking on the magazine head link, there should be something more visible about the most recent articles in every section, as I fear to miss something new published in this or this section. There are a lot of informations in this new mag and something to have an overview of all new entries would be great....
    keep on the great Job LSI! :)

  28. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    I really like the "what we are looking for right now" feature and the new competition submission form is really GREAT!! But I saw this competition submit function in the 2 last locations (didn't check if it was for every location) and was surprised that I "could submit for this competition" in a location...

  29. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    To add something about the new competition submit form: would be cool to see the shots the user previously submitted (like in the old form) as with so many comps i don't even remember exactly what I already submitted in this or this one... And I noticed the "direct upload" possibility for the comps, didn't that disapear sometime ago because of the need to previously upload and tag all your submitted shots?

  30. tessaj
    tessaj ·

    I miss the overview of the deadlines for the ongoing competitions, i'm kind of lost now :) But I do like the bigger pictures and the 2 columns!

  31. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    The world map of the locations has diseappeared ! :(((

  32. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @azurblue: true, no more map! :(
    I liked this way to choose a world area on the map and see the locations written on it.... Please LSI, bring back the map (as well as the camera and film list....)

  33. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    I'm running into a lot of broken links so far. (page does not exist, etc.) Also, I tried to submit to a rumble and it wouldn't let me, the deadline ended before the bug was fixed. Also agree with some of the previous posts mentioned..."miss the film and camera review list"

    The top headlines look nice but I think it needs some polishing still. Hope you can bring back some of the useful stuff like the review lists.

  34. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    I'm with vicuna. We need to be able to see what's new in all the sections in one place. I was also trying to find the page for the 'publish a new album w 30 pics' challenge to check on the deadline, and had to give up. Couldn't find it in the sections, and searching came up with 180 articles (most of which were several years old) that I didn't have the stamina to flip through. It's a pretty recent post, so it ought to be easy to find.

  35. plainjane
    plainjane ·

    Hey Guys, we are making are way through everything you need!

    Magazine Cover - giving you what is new each day from all sections!
    www.lomography.com/magazine
    Submission Links are in the left side bar (for now)
    Rumble submission are back up as well as maps in the Locations
    Overview of ongoing competitions is now in left side bar too

    and the camera list is on its way =)

  36. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    I noticed the name of the authors doesn't appear anymore in the last posts, specially the locations....are the posts anonymous now ????

  37. eggzakly
    eggzakly ·

    @plainjane but the Magazine Cover DOESN'T give us what's new each day from all sections!!! For instance I'd like you to point out to me where on the Magazine Cover I'll find today's Tipster of the Week!! I'm really getting annoyed and frustrated at this point - where before I only had to load the Magazine Cover page to keep up to date with what's going on, I now have to click and scroll down 6 times to keep up with what's new in the sections I'm most interested in. The result: Before, I'd check in several times a day, now I'll check in once at the most. Before, I'd see articles from all sections, now I'll only see the sections I have submissions in + competitions.

  38. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    well, the idea about sections is very cool, but it was a single address since long time ago where all the feed could be read. also, it was a bless just to get in and read about ANYTHING without clicking on anything more. so far, now there are kinda columns and there is no one consolidated page. and it hurts (please correct me if I'm wrong).

  39. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    to clarify: I want a simple oldskul newsfeed. just to come and to get updated :) is that possible, please?

  40. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    I agree with @eggzakly and @breakphreak, I'm not getting used with this new confusing mag, too much different sections to click with no general overview.... The only way to know what's new in all sections is to look at the tiny "most recent articles" of the main page and it's kind of frustrating...
    The magazine cover does list:
    - the most recent news: but this is not all the new magazine entries...
    - the most popular analogue lifestyle & lomoamigos: why associate these 2 and why only most popular? And since the re-launch, there was nothing new there so you always see the same thing...
    - far down of the page, all together and only as a list, the most popular locations, most popular reviews & tipster, upcoming events & competitions and today events & competitions (written in red, adds to confusion with red or blue things written, the need to change color of the text shows that all this is not clearly organized...)
    well, all this is not very clear, only text lines, no pictures for these sections, gives me the impression that they're less important.... but in fact for us lomographers, the reviews, locations, tipsters, competitions are one of the most appreciated features of the site!
    And to finish, want to point out again that the text structures of the entries with the big empty space on the left is a bit disturbing... and also that now the locations are anonymous posts... the name of the author doesn't appear anymore...

    Hope to see some changes to have a clear new magazine, keep on the great work LSI ! :)

  41. recurving
    recurving ·

    @vicuna, @eggzakly and @breakphreak (and hope I didn't forget anyone): we hear you, expect something to be launched tomorrow concerning that issue!

  42. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    @recurving: thanks! :))))

  43. recurving
    recurving ·

    hey all – so we've changed the magazine overview page a bit. but for those who'd like to sort through all articles: www.lomography.com/magazine/archive – this goes back from now until the starting days of our magazine…

  44. elletra
    elletra ·

    I can't submit to any rumbles with the new format :(

  45. analogeyes
    analogeyes ·

    so what is the criteria for submissions? ive submitted two articles and a camera review and they never show up but there is no explanation of what your standards are. im no mark twain but i dont see the point in wasting my time if they are in fact worthless...

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