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Title: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: "lorraineofkeli" on May 07, 2007, 07:44:03 PM
I have been considering starting up a website which is basically a magazine split into various sections.. and if I do manage to get one started, maybe some of the MWC members could participate?
It's just an idea at the moment.. but what do you guys think?  I would take care of the web and graphic design, but I doubt I could do ALL of the writing by myself! Of course, I would also appreciate those with specialisms etc..and we're an international bunch - so that will provide more variety in itself.

I was considering one section to deal with fiction writing etc.. but the majority to deal with editorial and features.  It will take a lot of planning initially; any ideas would be more than welcome.



Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: thatollie on May 07, 2007, 07:46:46 PM
If you need me, I'm there. I'll do anything. Write & Proofread article, anything else which I can't think of at the moment.
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: "lorraineofkeli" on May 07, 2007, 07:56:05 PM
thanks thatollie.. appreciate it.  You're on my list of those to bother later! :)

Oh, and I would be interested in peoples' ideas for titles.. As for the target audience.. well, I want it to be as universal as possible.. don't want to appeal to showbiz news seekers however. I'm hoping the articles will be insightful, news-like, cultural, political, satirical perhaps..as well as creative and diverse.  No age restriction of course. Aiming to appeal to a wide audience really...though I do want this magazine to have something unique about it... have to think more about it though... I am hoping to come up with some very original ideas to make it stand out.
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: HT_Llewellyn on May 07, 2007, 08:48:04 PM
It sounds interesting. I would like to help as well, with the writing. I could also design some graphics for the website if you'd like.
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: nassj on May 08, 2007, 03:45:29 AM
Can I help, too?    ;D
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: "lorraineofkeli" on May 08, 2007, 04:22:58 AM
Hi HT and candy floss..your input would be more than welcome :)..let's see what we can come up with..
I think what I might do is get a site map drawn up along with some ideas for a home page..and then we can get together on further ideas and what else can be done hopefully.
Oh and HT, love your art work..that is another thing that can be on the site..a section dedicated to art and design etc.  I will certainly be grateful for any help in that areas as well..

Need a working title still...
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: Talisman on May 08, 2007, 06:32:47 AM
Sounds like a great idea. My partner, who is a website designer has recently taken over the site for a well known magazine here in the UK, so if you need someone to design it for you, I can definately recommend him ! Once you have a clearer idea of articles I would be more than happy to contirbute as well. Just let me know what you will be looking for.

June 
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: "lorraineofkeli" on May 09, 2007, 06:19:36 PM
Thank you, June.. I may well take you up on your recommendation.
For the moment, I'm playing about with it to get an idea of what style it will be and will need to expand on it. And of course, everyone's welcome to contribute.

Currently trying out different design ideas for the moment.. will upload examples when I have enough done for opinions etc.

Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: HT_Llewellyn on May 09, 2007, 06:25:51 PM
Hi HT and candy floss..your input would be more than welcome :)..let's see what we can come up with..
I think what I might do is get a site map drawn up along with some ideas for a home page..and then we can get together on further ideas and what else can be done hopefully.
Oh and HT, love your art work..that is another thing that can be on the site..a section dedicated to art and design etc.  I will certainly be grateful for any help in that areas as well..

Need a working title still...

Glad you like my work, I'm going to be working on improving it even more over the summer, too. :D This magazine of yours could turn out to be a really fun project, I think.
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: thatollie on May 09, 2007, 09:33:27 PM
You know how great thing can come from a bunch of people just doing something.
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: HT_Llewellyn on May 09, 2007, 11:48:14 PM
Assuming that something is productive and not, say, just a bunch of people sitting round eating sandwiches. All that comes of that is a full stomach.
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: thatollie on May 10, 2007, 08:14:23 AM
Of course, not one of my better posts.
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: Drad on May 11, 2007, 09:03:01 AM
Anywhere I can fit in, just let me know! I love the concept and love the MWC contributors
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: SuzieHarris on May 11, 2007, 01:54:15 PM
Count me in!

Suzie x
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: rewh2oman on May 11, 2007, 02:00:04 PM
And me !   ;D

...russ
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: thatollie on May 11, 2007, 07:46:02 PM
Careful Lorraine, soon you'll have more employees than positions.
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: Drad on May 11, 2007, 11:13:05 PM
In the business world, that's a very good indication that you are on to something!   Most people blessed with a good idea, spend far more time reveling in the idea than participating in the manifestation
Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: "lorraineofkeli" on May 12, 2007, 08:51:51 PM
Thank you so much for your interest guys. Really appreciate it. 
Here is one example of a home page for the site.. but trust me I'm not into it all that much myself, so you can criticise in every way possible, as it is likely to go through a lot of changes. If you could let me know what you like and don't like that's enough to see what direction I should be going in.  Also if you could think of further headings/sections..and I can incorporate those in as well.. This is merely something to show an idea of a page for the moment.
Thanks guys..

oh, and the title can be changed.. I couldn't think of anything, so this is a working title for now - "stop.dotcom"  I figured perhaps use some sort of slogan to do with stopping, viewing your world, blah blah blah.. well, we'll see!
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Title: Re: Starting Online Magazine
Post by: thatollie on May 12, 2007, 09:11:20 PM
I take it "Your views" is where the readers comment on the issues, not our writing.

The toolbar scrolling across, is that dropdown menus or links to menu pages?
I have to get you ideas on the "Writer" section before I suggest any of my own.