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5 of the Best Designed Magazine Websites

By jocampo
Mar. 17, 2014

In the age of fast-paced news and social media there are still some who look to their favourite magazines to stay up to date with their news and events. These days, it’s hard to find someone holding a physical magazine in their hands, they're either on their handheld devices or going through their computer. It's not easy to fill all the magazines' information onto one page; on the one hand, the magazine might want to showcase all of their best stories, but at the same time, doing so may make the website look busy and unorganized. Luckily, some of the most well-known magazine brands have made it easy to look for the same magazine-based information, but have brought it to the reader over the web. The following are some of the best designed magazine websites on the internet.

 

Time

Time

At a time (no pun intended) where the world needs access to a reliable news source, Time magazine has stepped up to the plate. They have built a site that is both easy to read and responsive. By displaying the featured news items on the left and the latest headlines on the right, Time Magazine has found a great way to balance the screen space.

 

GQ

GQ

It’s no secret that GQ is one of the most popular men’s magazines out there, so why not try and achieve the same for the website. Right off the bat, you’re hit with fashion imagery with a banner that stretches from edge to edge. As you scroll down, you find a list of articles laid out beautifully in a stylish grid.

 

National Geographic

National Geographic

Known for their exemplary photography, National Geographic spared nothing in bringing these images into their website. The site boasts simplicity and showcases big images with large, easy-to-read fonts. Each article is not limited to just one large image but comes with a variety of powerful photographs, some of the things that we’ve come to expect from this brand.

 

Road & TrackRoad & Track

Car enthusiasts have come to love the Road & Track magazines for their insightful articles and fantastic imagery. So when it comes to building an exquisite website, Road & Track came ready to play. This site features a static navigational bar, stunning photography, and great articles. If you’re not around a computer to view this site, not a problem, the site is also responsive so mobile viewers get the same treatment.

 

NewsweekNewsweek

Newsweek’s website not only looks amazing on a desktop, but it also comes in a responsive version so you can access it anywhere on the go. That’s great since their website is full of amazing imagery and intriguing news stories. After clicking on an article to read more, you’re given a navigational bar that gives you access to all of Newsweek’s featured items. 

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