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Topic Title: Format of the on-line version of E&T
Topic Summary: Suggestions for improving the on-line version
Created On: 24 September 2010 03:59 PM
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 24 September 2010 03:59 PM
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nbambridge

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I consider the introduction of the email notification and on-line version of E&T to be a useful addition and I have recently decided not to continue to receive a posted paper version.
However, I do notice that the on-line version has been simplified and hence my decision means I am losing out slightly.
Other pubishers are now offering their magazines in an on-line format that presents an exact version of the equivalent paper document, together with the ability to download selected pages as a PDF, e.g. Electronics Weekly.
I would like to propose that the IET consider this format.
What do others think?

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Norman Bambridge, CEng, MIET
 25 September 2010 03:11 PM
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sfchew

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I will support the proposal that the on-line version should be similar to the print version.

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Chris Chew
 28 September 2010 10:03 AM
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roddalitz

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I have received several "exact version of paper document" magazines, including Electronics Weekly. I find them slow and difficult to read, which I think is due to the screen resolution not matching paper resolution, so the reader needs to magnify and scroll repeatedly. So I have given up on them.

Jakob Neilson has a lot to say on website usability in his newsletter on www.useit.com

The Economist has the best example of adapting articles to the internet.

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regards, Rod Dalitz (CEng MIEE FInstP)
rod.dalitz@blueyonder.co.uk
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