Google for ‘free magazine’ and chances are you’ll be bombarded with spammy websites offering free magazines or a monthly subscription fee that is going to burn a hole in your wallet, mygazines.com on the other hand offers none of those annoying features, minimal ads and no subscription fees, what makes it different from the other online magazine website is their huge collection of art and design magazine. They are:
- Architecture Record
- Architectural Digest
- Metropolitan Home
- home design magazine
- garden design magazine
- building design magazine
- kitchen design magazine
- hotel design magazine
Apart from art and design related magazines and all the good magazines in the world, simply disable the ‘family filter’ and you’ll be amazed.
Reading Architecture Record from my 17 inch laptop is not quite what I had in mind, I believe reading magazines online is far from becoming the preferable choice unless one has a 24 inch monitor, then again, if you can afford a 24 inch monitor, a few dollars for a good magazine shouldn’t be a problem, right? Conclusion? Nothing beats reading a hard copy of the actual magazine, doesn’t quite feel the same flipping through pages with a click of a mouse.
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The animated page flip effect provides a ‘book’ like touch to the whole idea of reading magazine online. Just like cyber sex but not quite like the actual thing, you get what I mean, don’t you? You dirty feller!
I like the speed dial feature; you can grab your favorite page with just one click. Basically Speed Dial is a set of visual thumbnails of pages you see, like your mobile phone’s speed dial.