Introducing the first edition of Seattle Bike Blog Magazine

Image from the Luca team

Image from the Luca team

Hello, dear readers!

I am excited to announce a new way to read Seattle Bike Blog. The team from Luca reached out to me recently with the idea of prototyping their software, which creates a touch-screen-friendly online magazine.

Click here to read our first edition. It’s free and works in your browser (no e-reader necessary).

Those of you who follow every post are probably familiar with the stories in the magazine. But for those of you looking to kick back and catch-up on recent bike news, I hope you find the magazine a comfortable way to do so.

You can read the magazine on your computer, but it was really designed for smart phones and tablets.

I hope to make the magazine a regular and evolving feature going forward, and would love to hear your feedback on it. Let me know in the comments below.

Click here for issue #1.

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7 Responses to Introducing the first edition of Seattle Bike Blog Magazine

  1. Shirley says:

    Wow, this is great! That looks like a lot of work. When do you have time for it all?

  2. gene balk says:

    This looks great, Tom!

  3. Gary says:

    So other than being easier to read on my phone, why read these stories there? Often I get as much from the comments as the story itself.

  4. Tom,

    I really like the way the magazine looks but as an advertiser I would require my ads to show up in the magazine as I can’t afford to advertise and not have my ad present when folks read the blog (magazine). I want to continue to support the blog with advertising. Nothing personal against the magazine I think it looks great. I also agree with the comment about being able to read comments. Probably some kind of Hybrid version of both would be a great solution as it would make the blog more attractive to read but still offer comments (and ads). Thanks for asking for feedback.

    Christiaan B – Ride Bicycles Bike Shop

    • Tom Fucoloro says:

      Hi, Christian. Totally! That’s the plan. This first issue was more a “proof of concept” to see if it was worth developing. I also see it as a way to give advertisers more exposure, and that’s a key part of plans going forward.

    • Gary says:

      Christaan, You need to feature in your ads that you rent bicycles. So few shops do that. Until I clicked on your name I had no idea who you were.

      Also your website isn’t good on my mobile device.

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