* NOTE: I do not have an actual subscription to ANY of these magazines. Also I cannot use internet on my phone, so I couldn't really view the mobile site but I viewed the computer's version. *
TIME – February 2015
TIME – February 2015
In the online version and the printed version, you see the same cover page which is “Cheap Gas” for this issue. In the online version, the headline is right underneath the cover page’s photo. As for the printed version, you have to flip halfway through to page 32 to see the same article. The picture shown in both are very different in one very big aspect. The picture shown online is seemingly small while the one in the printed version takes up a page. In the online version you don’t see the first letter of the article in a drop cap as you see in the printed version. The online type’s margins are also larger than that of the printed version’s margins. The online magazine seems to be more popular in the aspect of it being easier to access on-the-go, but you have to have a subscription in order to access the full magazine articles and pages. Even with buying them from the store it is not always in the best interest as you can easily forget to take the magazine with you. They both are in the same type but not the same sizes. The online version is larger and easier to read, since you can zoom in and out but with the printed version you will need a magnifying glass or put the paper as close as you can until you can read it.
ConsumerReports – January 2015
The online version and printed version are different and yet also the same. The online version does not require you to pay for the subscription so long as you search for the magazine you want to view and don’t go to the magazine page that pops up as you search for the site. The printed copy does not have all of the content that is available on the website. The magazine takes 3 columns per page to fill up the page with type with small amount of thumb space but the site has PLENTY of thumb space as you scroll down, and get past the ads. The type is definitely different as the type in the printed copy has a serif type but the online version has a sans-serif type. Once again the online version has no drop cap while the printed version has one. I believe that once again the online version is much better since it is mobile and has more pictures to help you understand the article’s meaning.
Florida Sport Fishing – January-February, 2014
The online version and the printed version both have serif type. Maybe since it is an older issue, the online version did not require a paid subscription. The picture shown to symbolize the article is very different in both versions. The online version is extremely small compared to the printed version, which takes up two pages. The quoted section in the printed version has a green box around quotation marks but the online version has a red box around the quotation marks for the same quote. The thumb space is seemingly larger in the online version than the printed version. There are less photos in the online version than the printed version which makes for less space taken up on the online page. In this case, the printed version is better than the online version because some of the pictures shown in the printed version displays a visual reference to more valuable information about the article.