.net to launch new website

.net, the World’s best-selling magazine for web developers and designers is to launch a new website next week.

The website will aim to offer a digital centre of excellence, providing professionals and enthusiasts with the skills, insight and inspiration to create world-class websites.

It will be optimised for mobile use and adhering to the latest standards in web development and will combine best-in-class functionality with news, tutorials and authoritative features.

“One of the main faults with our old website was the inaccessibility of our content,” explained Dan Oliver, editor-in-chief of .net.

“Once articles had dropped off the front page, they were almost impossible to find. Also, five years ago, borrowing the nomenclature of the print product seemed like a bloody brilliant idea, but sections like ‘discover’ were just plain confusing.

The new site complements the market-leading print title, established in 1994, and the .net Awards, the UK ’s longest-running internet awards. The beta phase of the launch is underway, with more than 3,500 users registering before the beta site even went live.

.net, which is owned by Future Publishing, reaches more than 670,000 web designers, developers and digital creative professionals per month through print, online and events.

“www.netmagazine.com is a key element in the ongoing evolution of the brand,”said Matt Pierce, group publisher of Future’s Creative portfolio.

"For the site, it's just the beginning. We'll be revealing new sections and functionality in the coming months, and there are several more .net digital projects we’ll be sharing with our growing audience very soon," continued Pierce.

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