In the ever-evolving digital landscape, new technologies should always be disruptive. The best advances will necessitate and, in some cases, help facilitate positive change. At Nervewire, we know the dynamic, complex solutions that drive success today may be irrelevant by tomorrow. As a result, strategies are never final. The most recent issue of our online publication was designed accordingly.
SHK Magazine and its daily-updated blog, seenheardknown.com, lend a vibrant voice to the online cultural conversation. The 2013 Digital Magazine Award finalist merges traditional editorial aesthetics with the quickness of new media—smart content on an intelligent platform.
For a new and improved user experience, SHK partnered with Ceros, which makes content distribution across web, tablet and mobile as simple as a single click. “It will streamline distribution,” says our Art-Director-turned-Ceros-Pro, Elizabeth Schmidt. “The new platform will make it easier to get the magazine in front of a wide audience without compromising the quality and creativity that makes SHK stand out.”
Improved features include:
-Full book navigation to make it look and read more like a magazine
-Multiple layers for a dynamic, interactive feel
-Simple distribution to multiple channels makes it easier for SHK fans to read and share content
-Advanced transitions and animations
-Embedded Spotify playlists for all music stories
Editor-in-chief Rachel Eleanor Sutton on the change:
“Creatively, SHK’s switch to Ceros has been a big adjustment, but as a digital publication it’s certainly one of the most important decisions we’ve made in terms of delivery. While the SHK aesthetic is certainly apparent, the overall experience is a bit different — however, we know our readers and we truly feel they will be excited with the new developments.
For me, the most appealing thing about Ceros is the availability. We no longer have to require our audience to download. We no longer have to be selective in terms of devices. The amount of readers we can reach using Ceros surpasses any other faults we’ve faced throughout this process.”
Check out The GREED Issue and let us know what you think!