Digital magazine creation for graphic designers

Digital magazine creation for graphic designers Sponsored by PressRoom http://press-room.io

The world of digital magazines is changing rapidly. Publishers have learned that offering what amounts to a bloated PDF to mobile and tablet users is not viable. There is an appetite and market for digital magazine content, but to satisfy these users you need slick design, excellent marketing and a production workflow that won’t kill you or your team.

As screen resolutions and the capacity of mobile devices have increased, the traditional graphic design skills of typography, layout, image selection and cropping, and illustration have come back to the fore. To thrive in this space, graphic designers need to complement their existing skills with new digital ones.

HTML, CSS and Javascript are the building blocks of digital content. When combined with existing magazine frameworks, they can quickly be used to create dazzling magazines – from small indie publications, to major publishing brands.

WHAT THIS COURSE COVERS:

During this day at the Hoxton Hotel, you’ll cover - how to create structured magazine content (and why you need to) - an introduction to HTML, CSS and Javascript for magazine content - an overview of the tools and frameworks available - hands-on coding using PressRoom (based on the Baker Framework) - marketing techniques for digital magazines

WHO IT’S FOR:

This course is suitable for anyone from a design background, who has limited experience with HTML, CSS or Javascript. You may have been asked to create a digital magazine as part of your job, as an agency or freelancer working with a client, or you may want to launch your own publication.

When: Sunday 29th March 2015

Times: 10-5pm

Tickets: £150

Where: The Apartment, Hoxton Hotel, 81 Great Eastern Street, London EC2A 3HU

Nearest tube: Old Street

Refreshments: Teas, coffees and a sandwich lunch are included in the price of a ticket

TUTORS:

Liam Keating is Program Manager in the at Condé Nast Digital, overseeing the ongoing roll-out of the publisher's titles on multiple devices and platforms. He works with the Condé Nast design teams to create interactive digital incarnations of the magazines using a combination of InDesign and HTML, and handles the publishing process to Apple, Android and others. He also works on 3D digital design, hard-surface modeling and illustration for a variety of clients.

Alan Rutter is a journalist and digital media consultant. For the past eighteen months he has worked with Condé Nast to oversee the UK iPad edition launches of WIRED, GQ, Vanity Fair and Vogue. He has previously worked as an editor and journalist at Time Out, as Online Editor and Deputy Editor of the magazine, and as an editor and writer for the Telegraph, Men's Health, Jack and Maxim.

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