Mark Porter

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Svenska Dagbladet site going live

March 16th, 2011

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Gosh it’s a long time since I blogged. So long, in fact, that I forgot my Wordpress login. Since I left the Guardian and started the studio we have been working so hard on projects that blogging has been sadly forgotten. And of course, Twitter seems to have taken over (@IamMarkPorter if you don’t follow me), but being long-winded by nature, the 140 character limit is real pain for me sometimes. So I hope to mix it up a bit more in the future.

One of the projects that been keeping me busy (and had me spending a lot of time in the SAS lounge at Terminal 3) is the redesign of the Svenska Dagbladet website which goes live tomorrow. Read the rest of this entry »

ipad hysteria mounts

March 4th, 2010

Last night the EDO and BSME collaborated on a panel discussion about digital publishing platforms, and – inevitably – the ipad in particular. Read the rest of this entry »


December 14th, 2009

…an interesting response to the app here. This is touching on something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately; high-resolution screens and touch-screen interfaces are starting to open up a new way of engaing with content which is not the same as web or print, but might — just might — give us the best of both worlds one day.

More flattery

October 9th, 2009


New website from New Statesman, to go with Esterson Associates’ recent redesign of the magazine. Use of grid and vertical column of picture trails (or pixies as we call them at Guardian Towers) on the front is very guardianesque, I think

Another Zürich redesign

October 5th, 2009

While I was in Italy putting Internazionale to bed, the Tages Anzeiger (the other main Zurich paper) launched their redesign, hot on the heels of their main rivals, the NZZ. Read the rest of this entry »

Spot the deliberate mistake

March 30th, 2009

Still struggling with broken limbs but hope to be posting more again over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, someone’s put a lot of work into this spoof of the FT website for theG20 summit. Theres also a print edition (you can download a PDF here). And there’s more coverage here.

(Thanks John-Henry)

Extra from the NYT

December 8th, 2008

An interesting new development on the NYT site; probably best to read Khoi Vinh’s explanation before diving in. Read the rest of this entry »

New Interview site

December 4th, 2008

After the recent print relaunch under editor directors Glenn O’Brien and Fabien Baron, Interview magazine got a new website earlier this week. Read the rest of this entry »

Very Elle

November 27th, 2008

I’m loving this special issue from French Elle designed by Non-Format. I think there may have been others but this is the first I’ve seen. The digital version is plagued by several things I really hate (turn-the-page online magazine format, over-the-top flash, etc etc etc), but I can’t help finding it pretty cool against my better judgement…

(Update: more info about this project on the Creative Review blog).

Upcoming: redesign

November 11th, 2008

Not before time, the FT website is being redesigned:

Do I detect a Guardian influence here too? Or am I just seeing that everywhere now?