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Sunday, 26 September 2010

codes and conventions of a magazine contence page

in lesson we were looking at contents pages of music magazines and how they followed the codes and conventions we found that :

- there were bold headings for each feature
- there were images and numbers to support the text
- quotes
- simple colours, similar to front cover same colour scheme, 3-4 colours
- into to mag , whats in the issue
- the biggest pic is of the main singer/band main story
- plain back ground
- contents is in the corner, bold and same front as front cover title
- small image of front cover
- split into sections/columns 2-3
- editor of the mag, small written section
- more images rather then text
- advertisement
- 2-9 images, 1 main image, all linked to articles and numbers
- number stands out,before the story, different colour
- images stand out/ eye catchy
- captions
- contents( main word ), different font, larger
- about 20 features and articles
- size 11 font, all the same, consistent easy on eye
- credits photographer mainly main image from front cover
- websites, email, number, fax, address, contact details, bottom right ( least important )
- space between each section
- subscription details
- welcome section for new readers
- mast head same as one on the front
- letter from the editor
- information about the mag, address phone number
- there is a sub line
- page number always before the text

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