As the third year of NEC Publications publishes its last issue before the 63rd National Square Dance Convention®, here are a few thoughts about the publication style and format.
The method used offers considerable flexibility for presentation what we call National Squares Online or a more recent nomenclature, e-Magazine. The method used for the last two years' publications has been what is known as a "FlipBook". The publication is prepared in a way that it can be viewed directly on the display of any Internet connected device. The display replicates the look and functionality of an actual hand held publication.
From within the publication itself is the capability of searching text, forwarding to a friend, printing to add to your coffee table colllection, saving as a PDF file for local access, expanding and contracting the size of the view screen, view a table of contents and flipping directly to items of interest. This page has been prepared to address mixed reviews that have come as a result of the e-Magazine format.
Why has the new format been adopted? For one, it is now possible to provide more content at a lesser cost to more readers in a timely manner. It is viewable on desktop computers, printable for reading at the kitchen table, viewable on smart devices such as Android, iPhone, iPad, Tablet and a myriad of others.
On this page are links to try various methods of viewing the National Squares Online e-Magazine. View it as HTML pages (the same as what you are viewing on this web site, view in the FlipBook format with "Flash" technology. Open it in your PDF reader to view on screen or print the PDF file for hard copy viewing. It is tough to please all the people all the time but the NEC e-Magazine format surely makes a laudable effort.
|View the National Squares Online e-Magazine for May, 2014 in an HTML format.|
|View the National Squares Online e-Magazine for May, 2014 in the Flash or Flipbook format.|
|View the National Squares Online e-Magazine for May, 2014 in a PDF format.|