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Re: New club mag is out

Post by fruity » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:33 am

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MarinaCoupe wrote:
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Gary

I have PM’d you the access details.
Yes thanks Chris just waiting on the new magazine.
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Re: New club mag is out

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You have a PM

Also PM Fruity with your name and membership number so that he can check that you were on the mailing.
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Re: New club mag is out

Post by drinud » Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:42 am

fruity wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:33 am
drinud wrote:
MarinaCoupe wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:07 am
Drinud

You have a PM

Also PM Fruity with your name and membership number so that he can check that you were on the mailing.
thanks a lot
Hi Adrian,

You have a PM.


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Re: New club mag is out

Post by GJ2 » Sun Oct 29, 2017 11:05 am

fruity wrote:
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:33 am
GJ2 wrote:
MarinaCoupe wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 5:42 pm
Gary

I have PM’d you the access details.
Yes thanks Chris just waiting on the new magazine.
Gary
Hi Gary,

You have a PM.

Cheers Kevin

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Re: New club mag is out

Post by Morris McKinnon » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:23 pm

Got my copy today, great mag again guys :thumbup: Liked the news cutting about the Marina estate jumping the River Soar... looks like Alex is off to do the same in his coupe! :lol:
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Re: New club mag is out

Post by MarinaCoupe » Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:16 pm

New Members Area login/password in new magazine.

Members, if you haven’t had yours within a week, please don’t just whinge about it on here, PM me with your details (Name & Address) and I’ll sort it.

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Re: New club mag is out

Post by marina12 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:00 pm

Arrived today. Excellent as ever. Thank you. Just logged in the website and looked at the archive photographs again. So many cars gone.

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Re: New club mag is out

Post by drinud » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:37 pm

Got it in MT this morning cheers
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Re: New club mag is out

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drinud wrote:
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Got it in MT this morning cheers
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Re: New club mag is out

Post by Morris McKinnon » Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:59 pm

Mag arrived today but, is the print meant to be that small? My recent eye test confirmed I have perfect vision so I can only imagine how difficult it'll be for more senior members. I could read it ok but only just.
I'm not having a dig, just bringing up a potential issue. I did prefer the front cover in the style of the Unipart logo too. I'm a cheeky sod! :lol:

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Re: New club mag is out

Post by ClaytonSpeed » Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:40 pm

I'm used to having members comment on the size. I've not had any letters recently and was getting a little lonely...

You could be right... I wanted to change it around a bit. When building it the text looked fine on my mac at 100% Maybe we need to go A4... The size is actually bigger but the font is different so maybe it is that making the difference.

As for the logos, they can always make a come back. This one was a little experiment, that I wanted feedback on. Sometimes the only way I get it is to make changes that are very significant. The size of the text was not supposed to be one of them!

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Re: New club mag is out

Post by balmy » Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:18 pm

I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but I think it looks brilliant Really freshened it up.

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Re: New club mag is out

Post by mickthefitter » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:33 pm

I've just opened up the new mag on getting in from work. I wear varifocals and I can read the text, but it looks smaller and greyer than the old font. I play around with fonts when I'm typing letters and things. Is the new font Arial or Verdana, and the old one Times New Roman? Anyway I dropped my old plastic school ruler across a lower case letter 'l' in the last mag and this one, and in the old mag it was 2.5mm high and this one 1.5mm high. And just to test fonts out I've opened my email program on the pc and typed three lines, all the same letters, in Arial, Verdana and Times New Roman in font size 10 and they're all different heights! Times New Roman actually looks the tiniest. So if text size has changed unintentionally with a change of font style I can see how that happened. And I imagine a lot more info has been packed into the issue. It is just a bit harder to focus on with my ageing eyes though, sorry! :geek: I can see how much work goes into each issue so I hate making any comment that sounds a bit negative, but either a different thicker, blacker font style or slightly bigger characters would be easier to read for me at least :oops:

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Re: New club mag is out

Post by Morris McKinnon » Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:44 pm

Yeah, don't get me wrong, the mag is ace. Nice fresh layout and lots of content in it too. The period adverts are always a nice addition as well, I like those :thumbup: There we go, a positive comment :lol:

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Re: New club mag is out

Post by ClaytonSpeed » Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:32 pm

All valid points.

The font is a bugger and especially as, you are correct, the content is very heavy this time. I don't like pushing out lots of text and leave out the photos. Likewise the way it is laid out needs to be clean as I really couldn't stand the previous version with text edge to edge.

It is difficult to get a happy medium as I like to offer content and not just photos. Previous incarnations of Understeer under my direction have been a bit hit and miss with ratio of content to images. I alway try to avoid the 'Parish magazine' style I've seen from other clubs that just waffle on a bit. Having set articles in the magazine now is great but in an A5 publication it is sometimes hard to squeeze everything in. On the flip side I don't want a magazine that ends up being a photo album. To me that is not what the membership deserves. Not that I am saying anyone is surgesting this, but an editor can become complacent especially when there have been a number out in quick succession recently.

Just for reference I have added the following. All screen captures are not set at 100%. What it looks like on a screen can be very different once it is printed and on paper.

The new fonts have more flavours to them:

Montserrat Light is what I used for the main articles

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Example size here:

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I can change it to a 'medium' version of the font

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Example size here:

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