"I-Kandi by Robin Good | A curated web-magazine of most elegant and inspiring cinemagraphs."
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I am convinced that the Flipboard paginated format and its high attention to visual design is an anticipation of things to come.
Just like Pinterest showed the way for an infinite number of look-alikes in more specific niches and applications, so I think that Flipboard has anticipated squarely a key emerging trend for digital publishing: highy visual design layouts that fit perfectly your screen size real-estate.
This is why I have invested some time over the last few weeks to explore the Flipboard platform for content curation, a little more than I had done before.
In the effort to leverage Flipboard outstanding visual layout abilities I opted for creating, amog others, a flip mag that would incorporate only images. A collection of the most elegant and inspiring "cinemagraphs" that I can find on the Internet.
Cinemagraphs are unique images that are partly photographs and partly video.
Even though, Flipboard does not yet offer any tool to control precisely where each image will appear in the publication, or what kind of layout each page will have, the results that I have been able to achieve make me optimistic about what it will be possible to do once Flipboard opens up a full web-based editor to control many of these visual aspects.
Here it is: http://flip.it/7mBGA
P.S.: Let me know what you think, and if you like it, please share it and subscribe to it. It's free.
N.B:: To obtain the best visual effect, I have sourced the images from their original URLs, most times outside of the article in which they appeared. So while there remains a link to all source images, it may not be readily apparent from what site, author or magazine this cinemagraph have been sourced. Being all of these images nothing short of small artworks I am looking for the best way to credit the original authors and publishers without having to add time consuming procedures.
For more info on Flipboard check: http://sco.lt/8INYMz