Beautiful Websites: Pictory’s Ode to Spring
There’s currently a debate raging in the publishing world over whether the web is robust enough of a platform to present magazine-like stories properly — paginated content heavy on photography, design and stylized type. The current popular opinion is that the web is not up to snuff, and thus the scramble towards dedicated readers and apps specially built for new devices like the iPad. Also, the reason for the print industry’s long-standing relationship with Flash, which handles such things in a manner that’s good enough for most.
But the web continues to mature as a presentation platform. Here’s another example of that growth: Pictory, the most recent endeavor from designer and editor Laura Brunow Miner. The site showcases captioned photography in a very magazine-like manner.
When you’re done browsing Pictory, read Laura’s essay on her personal blog about how the web’s flexibility shaped her view of what’s possible in a digital magazine.