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What Is .Net Magazine?
The .Net magazine is the web designers mag. It has detailed examples of different techniques ,advice and opinions from web designing experts .It takes a look at and gives its opinion on all the technology's and web standers used in today's Industry
What is in it?
On opening the magazine you will come to the contents page first. The first section is articles , it contains interviews with people from the world of web design with their opinions and advice relating to web design technology and the latest issues facing the industry.
The next section is the techniques section. This section goes into specific detail on how to use web technologies such as CSS, Java Script, PHP. A good example of this would be, Add cutting edge visual effects using CSS. It contains a detailed breakdown of how to do this.
For each project in this section it will tell you the level of understanding you will need to complete it. An example of this would be (Java Script : intermediate knowledge needed).It will tell you what tools you will need such as what web editor , browser ect. It will tell you how long the project will take and at the end of it give you a list of resources on where to find out more info on that subject.
Also in this section is a web site build off. You get three different approaches from different Industry professionals on how to deal with a particular part of web site build or a complete build. It can be quite interesting to see how different people deal with the same problem.
There are plenty more sub sections within techniques
(Mobile) for web sits designed for the mobile phone market
(Make over) Designers revamp a site
(How we built it) web site creators talking about how they created their own site
(Opinions) Industry leaders with their view from the latest news and topics from the web designing industry
The next Section is Called Showcase which contains Gallery, Profile, Focus and opinion. Its about Show casing design and creative opinions. It takes a look at different websites and how they have used different techniques within web sites.
The last section is called Web Pro which contains Search , E-commerce , Start-up, Hosting, Security , marketing and opinions. The section takes a look at (SEO) search engine optimization how to get the most from this. Also (SERP) search engine results page and how to improve your standings on your results page .How to go about starting up websites and a look at hosting packages and company's.
The magazine comes with a free CD which contains free web design software, trial software magazine files , resources, pdf book extracts and plenty of tool kits. If you want to archive your CD there is a free inlay on the back page which also as a support address for the CD. There is an email for reader support and a phone number, ask to speak to disk support.
The cost of the magazine is £5.99 but as with most magazines if you subscribe you will save, £13.99 is the price per quarter. It is also a global magazine subscribing world wide.
This magazine is a monthly mag which as a huge amount of information in it and is very detailed. The very nature of .Net means that the narrative style is very technical ,I would not recommend it to a beginner or some one who wants to use a blogging application such as word press who as no knowledge of web design. There is plenty of other free resources that would be better for these people. .Net also comes with an events calender for seminars conferences and general talks on web design. One thing I do find a bit annoying is there is for me too many adverts in between the articles but over all a great mag. For the right person this is going to to be an excellent magazine . I would definitely recommend for the enthusiastic amateur Web designing pro, small or large business, its an excellent resource
.net is a fantastic magazine for web designers and developers which is packed full of the latest news from the world wide web.
I've been a subscriber since I got my job in the industry and it really has taught me so much.
Regular features include:
- latest web news
- interviews with web professionals
- profiles of successful design agencies
- application/program reviews
- detailed tutorials
My favourite section by far is the tutorials that are in the magazine - these are really helpful and range from creating interactive maps in Flash to building custom CMSs with Django.
I also enjoy the 'site build off' section where they ask 3 designers to build a website along a certain theme - the results can be very varied and quite interesting.
.net also comes with a free CD every month which is packed with tutorial sort code, images, fonts, web design templates and free software!
It should be noted that this magazine is aimed at web professionals - not just general web surfers... some of the content can get quite technical and may be a bit much for some people.
Ok, I’ll put my hands up….. I’m a total net-head. Didn’t mean to become one, but after being online for about two weeks I won a workstation from Space.com (worth £180.00) of course I was hooked. After a while though I got bored with only entering competitions and wanted to venture into the unknown, but that’s where the problem started, I didn’t know what was out there! Off to WH Smiths I trundled and stared at the immense amount of Internet Magazines on the shelves, you’ve got to remember this was only 18 months ago, everybody and their mother were bringing out new Internet magazines. Two magazines caught my eye - .NET and this one, being such a cheapskate I decided on TheNet, as it was only £2.50 (now £2.75). I was quite impressed with the glossy, efficient layout and if I randomly flipped to a page, there was actually something I was interested in, not just pages and pages of adverts. Even the ‘paid for’ feature by Freeserve had some merit! (and guess which ISP I’m now with?) I got it home and sat down with a steaming cup of Assam and a ciggy – The first thing I noticed was that it was really easy to read and without too much technical jargon (great for the technophobes like me!). It had oodles of colour and it also had a sense of humour with newspaper type headlines like “Get that down you, Love!” (an article about wine online) and “Pylon the Agony” (about a sad web-site for pylon spotters). The articles ranged from finding an ISP to step by step info for putting pictures and video online. I’ll definitely be going back to copies I’ve bought for inspiration or getting clued up on how to access newsgroups (the back copies can also be bought for around £3.50 from Haymarket Publishing). There are some really great writers on TheNet, these folks really know their stuff (or all they doo all day long is surf!) All you need to
do is write a paragraph describing each site, the web address and decide how many stars out of 5 you’re going to award, I could do that! Anyway, where was I? Oh yes, two cups of char and five ciggys later I emerged from the tome raring to go. One problem was the boyfriend….. Once I had cajoled him off the ‘puter with promises of a home cooked pizza (easy to bung together) I started visiting the sites the magazine had recommended. I wasn’t let down; not one of the sites was a dud. I continue to buy TheNet, maybe not as often, but instead of the buying my normal women’s magazines like Vogue and Cosmo, I’ll pick up TheNet or .NET. You never know when the mother of all sites will be found!
I, Cookie36, have removed this, my opinion. Therefore it can no longer be rated unless you actually want to rate these few words of explanation. I have decided to do this for personal reasons and am hoping that dooyoo will delete this account. I feel I can no longer be part of dooyoo as I feel there is too much wrong with it and there are a lot of things happening here that shouldn't. However for those that still enjoy the 'experience', then... Happy Dooyooing!
I've been buying this magazine for a few months now and have found it to be a useful resource for the best sites of the web without having to wade through search engines for hours. A wide choice of subjects are covered in this magazine with selections of websites and reviews. It's simple format makes it easy to understand and there's a very useful section which explains how to get the best out of the internet. This is done with step by step guides of using tools, for example e-mail software and messaging services. Every issue there is a comprehensive directory of the best websites from shoppong, finance, search engines, humour and many more. This is a great way of finding what you want quickly. Well written, reasonabe price, no nonense and a neat layout. Try it yourself!
The main problem with any magazine devoted to coverage of the world wide web is that it can only be as good as the websites it covers. In addition, the need for a magazine to tell you about sites you can easily find yourself with a search engine is debatable. By its very nature, a magazine such as The Net is only relevant to the time it is published, since the internet is constantly changing. The Net is one of the best of the internet magazines available, with good coverage of websites from a number of different categories. In the past I have been tempted to buy it by the contents listed on the cover, but the articles themselves are a bit lightweight. Most of the content of the magazine is made up of short reviews of websites, split into categories such as sport, news and entertainment. There is no real reason to buy this magazine unless you are desperate for a guide to the latest new websites. Most people using the web know the sort of sites they like to visit, so are less likely to need a guide such as this. The Net’s claim of “1000s of sites reviewed” is not really relevant, since most of them will be of little interest to most people.
I have never really been into computer magazines, but there are always some lying around the house and the other night I picked one up to put it away and just glance through it, I never knew there was much you could learn from a magazine. In the November issue it tells you how spies can check when you use your internet and then they can access your email address and they also tell you what to do to stop this happening, it really opened my eyes to what can go on. There are so many advertisement for different web pages and it breaks things down into simpl steps for non computer buffs like me to understand. There is also some really funny short stories all computer based of course, but very interesting, My husband gets the magazine every month so I will be waiting to read the next issue
This is a quality magazine for the newer users of the net. For the more advanced users I would recommend .Net. The net is still a great magazine with comparisons between ISPs and other Internet software. It has step by step guides to the Internet an a huge list of sites in every category imaginable. Also included are about 4 articles on different aspects of the net from online banks to the best PDAs for web surfing. Overall a great magazine for the net surfer who is just dipping his toes in the sea.
When I first got my little baby online I was eager to start surfing the web and find all kinds of Information but it was soon noticeable that I wasn't going to find the types of site I needed without searching for a while and being the lazy git I am I decided to get a net-related magazine instead, this is where The Net came into my life. Now then my time-honoured plan of grabbing whatever magazine is from Future Publishing failed miserably here, the beggars haven't got one out (well not in my area anyway) so I had to actually do some work for once and indulge in another Great British tradition - standing at the magazine rack of WH Smiths reading through magazines you have no intention of buying, I flicked through quite a few but they all seemed to be on the 'techie' side (don't get me wrong I can get down and technical when I want to, but I just rarely want to) so I was struggling to find anything that matched my needs, but then sat in the corner was a copy of 'The Net' with a full-sized picture of Courtney Cox on it with the storyline 'E-Mail the Stars!', once I opened the magazine I started to realise that maybe just maybe this was the magazine I was looking for. Not only did I find it to my liking but I indulged in the rarely seen past-time of actually buying the magazine, once I got it home I sat with it on my lap looking through some of the sites they were reviewing and came across a perfect site for my surfing needs - a fan site for the eighties kids cartoon 'The mysterious cities of gold' now I still remember rushing home from school/rushing out of bed to watch this program so obviously I went straight to the site and wasn't disappointed, It was exactly how the magazine had described it and even with gaming magazines you rarely find the reviews match your own thoughts but this time it did, since then I've found some little gems of sites (mainly fan sites but some other great little places i
.e. nostradamus society of america)all thanks to The Net and am now a subscriber who eagerly awaits the flapping of the letter-box each month that indicates the magazine has arrived. What you get for your £2.50 is a mix of techie bits such as how to configure your Outlook Express account, how to read newsgroups and various tips each month a ton of reviews when they say 1000s of sites reviewed each month they mean it! and on top of this a couple of columns that are written by people who are obviously in the know when it comes to all things web-based giving their views on anything from Spam to the now infamous I Love You virus, all of these articles have been well written and are definitely written with the readers views in mind rather than trying to reach a deadline and churn out any old tosh. So thanks go to The Net you've made a professional skiver extremely happy, heck who needs search engines, I've got The Net.
If you ever start to get bored on the net my first reccomendation would be dooyoo but if that fails then go and buy The Net magazine. It is packed with sites, telling you what is on each of them and giving small and helpful reviews. There are comedy websites which you probably never thought of looking for that are well worth a look and others to help with using the net. There is letters from readetrs that help and begginers guides. There is guides on what website to go to if you have a certain problem which are very helpful. I have only bought it a few times but it is well worth it if you are a bit of a begginer and want to see sompthing new.
I wasn't too impressed with this magazine really, but that's probably because I bought it for the wrong reason. It's very slick, glossy, professionally produced and full of comments, reviews and links. If you're a web viewer it may be ideal and I did get some useful links from it. There's nothing really useful for the web author here though and overall it wasn't much more useful to me than some of the magaines with the Sunday papers. TV Times for the web, not necessarily a good or bad thing, but if you've a good idea of what you're looking for and how to find it, spend your £2.75 on something else.
I subscribed to The Net last year and I am very impressed. It is jam-packed full of web sites - many of whom I would have probably never found without its help. It reguarly runs comparisions of different sites which helped me find the cheapest option. I found a particularly cheap CD site which doesn't charge P&P (a big plus in my book!). I also found alternative sites to the 'usual' ones that I visit. I will certainly be renewing my subscription this year.
No doubt about it, the net magazine is by far the best on the shelf. This mag has it all. Each month there are essential web guides are included with features on certain categories. These are well set out and interesting to read. I have come across numerous websites I would have otherwise overlooked without this magazine. News is also featured with up to date titbits from the ever changing e-business world. Find out which isp is currently best and which one has slumped to the ground and crawled away from existance leaving many angry users behind. Net charts are also a firm favourite with me. The net features all sorts of charts including most bizarre search requests where a search was made for "Where can I find a chicken sexer" and "Who can arrange camel treks around London". Another interesting chart includes requests made to Tesco Direct van drivers, such as "Can you change a lightbulb for me?" and "Would you like to join me for dinner?" Also the magazine features guides for various tasks each month. Mainly getting online and things like that but could be usefull I suppose to new users. Mainly though this mag caters to the seasoned net user. New technology is featured as well as games but these aren't the focus. The net is mostly a web guide with a letters page and additional articles. The only peeve I have is that there seems to be a bit too much attention paid to sport. I find that very tiresome but I suppose they have to cater to everyone. If you haven't tried this magazine then I suggest you do at first opportunity. This is one not to be missed and at 2.50 its not too steep and doesnt usually come with disks either.
In my opinion The Net, is probably the best Internet magazine, you can buy. The Net is issued on a monthly basis. Every month The Net features all the latest net developments, the best shopping sites, the best mp3 sites download sites etc. My favourite part of The Net is the What Websites section, every month it features the best movie, music, sports, travel, cars, money, health websites plus much, much more. There is a section at the end listing all the ISP’s, and for beginners, every issue has a step by step guide to ISP’s, Email, Web browser’s etc. The Net is a fantastic Internet magazine, and at only £2.50 it’s good value too.
I bought this magazine (June issue) to while away the hours on a long train journey. The front cover was enticing, with many interesting topics. The content itself was very good, in particular the article on the latest deals in ISP's was very useful and interesting. There was a fair amount on new games for PC as well as a big pull out section on 'What Website'. I would say that this magazine is probably best suited to newcomers of the net, as opposed to hardened addicts like me :o). It explains things very well, such as how to use Outlook Express, etc, which the new user would find extremely helpful. All in all a very good read, but I would only buy it again if there was something on the front cover which I was particularly interested in. Lou