Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

Please stop making flash magazines

or pdf ‘zine/news readers.

I checked out the Times Reader when it first came out. And today I looked at Idio, a flash music ‘zine.

Come on people, pages are for print. This is slow, cumbersome, inefficient, and for all the page-turning, not interactive.

Not that I mind at all seeing articles about my favorite musicians. But with all the RSS readers, filters and aggregators around, there are much better and more creative ways to provide that service. Especially now that readers are supporting video and music files.