Great digital magazines consider the habits of their target readers when consuming content on devices. That means they employ scalability not only in function, but their details, and design are carefully planned for readers and for every possible scenario.
Below is a guide from Apple Developers, which can serve you well in sparking a creative look into your current digital magazine build or if you’re just conceptualizing your e-mags for iOS devices.
Don’t underestimate the value of usability or of user interface design. Your digital magazine’s user interface will often make or break it. An e-mag that is difficult to read or navigate won’t be read. It doesn’t matter how aesthetically appealing your publication is, if your readers don’t like it they simply won’t read it.
1. Formatting Content
Create a layout that fits the screen of an iOS device. Users should see primary content without zooming or scrolling horizontally. Learn more
2. Touch Controls
Use UI elements that are designed for touch gestures to make interaction with your app feel easy and natural. Learn more
3. Hit Targets
Create controls that measure at least 44 points x 44 points so they can be accurately tapped with a finger. Learn more.
4. Text Size
Text should be at least 11 points so it’s legible at a typical viewing distance without zooming. Learn more
Make sure there is ample contrast between the font color and the background so text is legible. Learn more.
Don’t let text overlap. Improve legibility by increasing line height or letter spacing. Learn more.
7. High Resolution
Provide high-resolution (@2x) versions of all image assets. Images that are not @2x will appear blurry on the Retina display. Learn more.
Always display images at their intended aspect ratio to avoid distortion. Learn more.
Create an easy-to-read layout that puts controls close to the content they modify. Learn more.
Align text, images, and buttons to show users how information is related. Learn more.
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