Paying for the feel of the newspaper

Wednesday, 22 July, 2009

From a Daring Fireball article looking at online news revenue models, and the one very obvious, tangible, difference paying for news published in a newspaper has over online news sites:

When you pay a dollar for a newspaper it feels like you’re paying for the actual stack of paper, and it feels like a fair price. That just isn’t the case with web pages.

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Tuesday, 7 August, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald online logoAustralia’s leading newspaper (ok, I’m biased, I’ve written for them once or twice, the Sydney Morning Herald has just unveiled a brand new design.

Personally I like it, though not everyone shares my opinion.

One or two people feel the stylesheet they’ve used isn’t particularly, shall we say, original. I don’t know, 100 per cent original stylesheets are pretty hard to come by in an age of three billion blogs.

If newspaper website design is something that especially interests you, why not chime into the various discussions on the topic on the Australian INfront forums?

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