To combat the emptiness on the front page, I extended the arrows from the main header of the cover, But there is also some potential for a background or sorts.
I am now adding imagery to my contents page, although I still feel that the background is rather bleak white and empty.
Small features such as these arrows detail the magazine and help make it more interesting, It also helps to fill any blank gaps which it may have.
What I am doing now is creative the contents pages name, the pages that will list on the contents page include:
- Top news this week
- This weeks subject challenge quiz
- This weeks events
- Your questions
- Students of the week
- Staff and sixth-form information
Although these aren’t set in stone some can be subject to change.
I also took the liberty to create a small button logo, this could be used in various places on the magazine such as watermarks and also in page corners within the contents page and the rest of the magazine.
Using the tab page theme base I made earlier, I was able to create a mock up of my magazines front cover. I gave it the name “Tor Bridge Weekly” to link to my school, and also gave it a rather formal Serif font, which is clean to read, but is also quite appealing and attractive to the eye. I am also going to make most of the font on the pages white with a colour background, it feels like it’s a more modern approach to the magazine.
Then again in Photoshop I made the base structure of the contents page, I also tried to keep to the theme of tabs to keep the strict theme of things. I create them with no background now as I can then open them in publisher and add things easier, and then it will be easier to change things at ease.
In Photoshop, I threw together a “Tab” looking page design, I used the colours of my Schools Logo to make the magazine’s tabs more themed and linking. The angling and positioning of the tabs make it seem more informal, which is attractive to and audience of school kids meaning that they will most likely pick it up and give it a read.