With the return of Daylight Savings Time here in the US, we are finally starting to see springtime on the horizon. And as the northeastern part of the country finally starts to thaw, you can feel the excitement about shedding winter layers and actually taking time to think about style again. With that in mind, we thought today was an excellent time to feature a Webs user website that we really enjoy: Man Of The Hour Magazine.
Not only is this an excellent online magazine website example, the site is jam-packed with insightful lifestyle articles. As described on their Facebook page, Man Of The Hour is “dedicated to cultivating the emerging generations of sophisticated men.” If you’re thinking about starting an online magazine or journal and want to emulate this website, take a look at the 3 things that make this a site successful:
What really stands out about this website is the sheer volume of content that is available – which could be overwhelming, but is actually very well organized. The articles are arranged within user-friendly navigation, that allows visitors to sort through and find what they want quickly, or browse at a leisurely pace and discover content as they go.
You can also sign up to receive updates via RSS feed, or get their free newsletter. Not only does Man Of The Hour create tons of content, they also offer myriad ways to receive it.
When you have as much content as this website does, organization is really important. Not only is the site organized with good navigation, the homepage layout features various highlighted articles that are also nicely presented on a grid.
There are 5 recurring features on the site – The Buzz, Headphones, Man On The Move, Market Watch, Parlor Room, Politically Sound, Webvision Review, and The Week in Sports. You can sort by category, or click the Magazine navigation link and browse the articles chronologically. Not every site visitor browses the same way, so it’s a great idea to have several different ways for people to discover and consume your content.
While you should be able to anticipate that the website of a style magazine would have a solid brand, it’s nonetheless a relief to see that this one really does (you’d be surprised!). The clean, graphic layout and color scheme really reflects their brand promises about style and taste.
The website offers 6 different ways to connect and interact with the brand on social media, through icons featured in the header and footer of the site.
Great job Man Of The Hour, keep up the good work and thanks for choosing Webs to showcase your extensive content!