Media information, Jan 2010
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User-Generated Layout Evolution
Fashionoffice has re-launched the magazine’s look by placing icons for the Mobile Site and Feeds on the top-left of the layout and a slimmer navigation that complies with the statistical user interest.
Annually since 1996, Fashionoffice re-launches the magazine at the beginning of a new year. According to this year’s increasing interest of using web content on mobile phones, the re-fined layout shows two self-explanatory icons on the top-left on covers and editorials which are leading to the mobile site fashion.at/mobile and the FashionFeeds. The navigation is now slimmer to focus stronger on the user-interests for video content, music, and young talents.
The design of the fashion.at/mobile icon
The fashion.at/mobile-icon shows a phone with the logo of Fashionoffice on the display. The logo was developed by thinking ‘online’. As the magazine is published exclusively online, this is represented by the favicon (=icon that appears in the address field of the browser) of the main domain of Fashionoffice(.org).
The international common logo for Feeds
Next to the fashion.at/mobile icon, the international common logo for RSS Feeds signalizes the opportunity to receive updates from Fashionoffice. The FashionFeeds provide daily new article headlines and short messages.
The new arranged navigation
The navigation on the left side is neatly arranged. It focuses on the main interest of users which is compiled constantly. Fashionoffice restores its editorial capacity for selected themes such as ‘film’ to get more time to research and write for channels like ‘music’; this editorial strategy is reflected by the navigation. The navigation is easy to handle for users. The inspiring idea was to think ‘web’ in the basic way how communication is enabled online: common scripted hyperlinks are leading from one channel to another; as soon as a wanted channel is reached, the selected hyperlink changes into a bold font face.
The navigation is designed on basis of statistical data
The decision to reduce the navigation by archiving directories is deduced from the data which are delivered from the web analytics solution Google Analytics. Fashionoffice has installed the Google Analytics scripts on the pages of its websites (Fashionoffice.org, Beautyme.com, Confashion.com… etc.) to get statistical information about the magazine’s traffic and the user interest on editorial articles.
Most viewed articles in 2009
The statistics for the most viewed articles in 2009 show that above all, especially young talents are requested. The students from the Academy of Art University San Francisco are getting more requests than the labels Chanel, Triumph International, and Calvin Klein in the 10 first top-ranking positions in sum. In the special channel 'film' for example not one of the most recent articles has reached the top-40-ranking. The statistics about traffic and user interests contributed the ideas for the new layout and its navigation which are not created to channel a desire but under the premise to supply a want.
The top-40 ranking of the ‘Most viewed articles 2009’ is published online.
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