Design Blog Series Recap

For the past six weeks we’ve been offering a series of design tips and tricks to help MagCloud users create publications that will capture the attention and imagination of their readers.

From dealing with trim and bleeds, to color selection and typeface dos and don’ts, we’ve tried to offer up ideas on how to deal with the most challenging design elements.

The complete list of design topics included:

Trim, Bleed and All That Jazz

The Importance of Layouts and Templates

Get The Most Out Of Your Images

The Space Between

Working With Color

6 Typeface dos and don’ts

Designing For Perfect Binding

Trends and Resources For Great Looking Business Collateral

PDF 101: Ten Common PDF Problems

We know that great design and great content are the all-star combination that can make your publication standout above the fray and keep your audience coming back for more.

Great design is also one of the things we look for when selecting publications to feature on our home page and our Put MagCloud to Work page.  Those selections are what some sites would call “staff picks” and are chosen by the MagCloud team based on rich content that spans our diverse set of categories, will appeal to the broadest segment of MagCloud’s eclectic reader base and of course adhere to all the design principals we’ve referenced in our recent blogs posts. So yeah we take this design stuff pretty serious :).

We also try and share design inspiration examples and other best practices as we find them, such as this post on magazine cover design.

Let us know what you thought of the design blog series, if there are other topics you would like us to cover or if you have design tips and inspirations you would like to share in the comments section below.

7 thoughts on “Design Blog Series Recap

  1. Sally Ford 8 Jul 2011 / 6:15 PM

    Love it! Still reading over all the great information.

  2. Pam 7 Oct 2011 / 2:29 PM

    What if you don’t know how to make an amazing magcloud. I don’t have any graphic skills. Does that mean I have to pay a graphics person to do this for me.

    • Lauren 29 Nov 2011 / 11:03 AM

      Hi Pam,

      Not necessarily, there are a lot of templates available on the blog to get you started. That said, sometimes it’s easier to hire someone or recruit a friend who’s more adept with the software. Good luck and happy publishing!

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