Whether it’s the print edition, the web site, the digital edition (downloaded for a tablet or other e-reader), or on a phone, as a sports fan, who do you prefer?
Even though this blog entry is four years old, I find its observations on the print editions of each magazine astute and applicable today.
I don’t have a preference for either site since I find their design and user interface grow evermore like a financial ticker tape with every passing year. When I was blogging about NFL and college football, I went to NFL.com, ESPN.com, and each school’s respective sites. SI.com has changed the landing page after clicking “Magazine” in their navigation tab. Just a couple of years ago, it would load a preview of its print edition. A table of contents, a few online versions of the article. Not anymore. It now goes to an introduction page about accessing magazine content beyond the tangible magazine. ESPN implemented a digital content access program a few years go.
There was also the jaunt to EDSBS every now and then.