Magazine Publisher Web Design and UX Resources

Magazine Digital Editions
Vertical editions and traditional magazine digital edition solutions seek to provide a foundation for the deliverable magazine periodic content that supports the publishing business model. New article posted on digital publishing definitions.

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Publisher UX Strategy
The following resources are in the cue for editorial review and development.
  • Magazine Website Business & Project Canvas Tools
  • Publisher Site Digital Strategy
  • Magazine Audience Experience (UX) Tools
  • Magazine Publishing CMS (Content Management System) Solution Requirements / Vendor Evaluation

Magazine Publishing CMS Solutions

Popular Open Source Magazine Publishing CMS Software

WordPress – Open source publishing cms with simple content organization and unlimited publication design theme options
Drupal – Advanced open source publisher cms with strong content type, authenticated user, and site configuration capabilities
Drupal 8 Thunder – Thunder Coalition community was established for this distribution with contributions published under the GNU General Public License
Joomla – Moderate complexity cms with basic menu and taxonomy structure & many magazine theme options for basic content presentation

Cloud/SaaS/Hosted Magazine Publishing CMS Platforms

  • Adobe CQ –
  • Crown Peak –
  • ePublishing –
  • Revista CMS –
  • Oxcyon –
  • OpenText – acquired nStein
  • Agility CMS –
  • Clickability –
  • ExpressionEngine –
  • Hippo CMS –


Magazine Fulfillment Management Solutions
We are looking for updates to this resource group and specifically highlighting cloud based publishing solutions applicable to new magazine startups and established publications.

  • CWC Software Inc USA Braintree, MA – Quickfill |
  • Mirabel Technologies, Inc. USA Fort Lauderdale, Florida – The Magazine Manager |
  • Lynx Media, Inc. USA Valley Village, CA – First Edition |
  • Publisher’s Creative Systems USA Escondido, CA – PRESIDIO |
  • THINK Subscription USA Office Provo, UT / Also UK Office – THINK Enterprise |
  • Klopotek North America USA & UK Offices / PPM Product Planning – O2C Order to Cash |

Publisher Website Comment System Software & Solutions

Website commenting systems are more important than ever as they allow social interaction with content. A comment system should not be limited to the publication website CMS and database with the exception of broadly popular website comment systems like WordPress comments or Blogger comments automatically part of the publishing CMS. Comments have excellent social power and when implemented properly can produce reactions and exposure to both audiences of the brand and social circles of the person posting. The challenge for publishers in the past 10 years is they want to own everything and have opted for comments to be run and stored on their publishing CMS system. And great comments are certainly a valuable asset. However, comments typically point back to the original content source. So even website comments that exist on non-publisher owned social platforms have the ability to deliver value and traffic to the original content publisher on the magazine website. See our post on publisher website annotations.

  • Publisher Comment Platforms
  • Livefyre –
  • DISQUS –
  • IntenseDebate –
  • Facebook Comments –
  • Google+ Embed Post for Comments –
Magazine Publisher Design UX