The publishers of Science magazine came to us with a challenge: Design and develop a web-based application for a new online journal comprised of long, in-depth articles.
We had to plan how best to present the very long articles, any of which could run thousands of words in length. A mobile-friendly interface help serve the lean-back visitors reading the site on their tablets, but what about those on smartphones and desktops? People don’t like to read large swathes of text while sitting at their desks staring at a computer screen, and smartphones are fine for short reads, but can be a bit small for comfort reading an in-depth essay. People needed to be able to save content for consumption later.