Oliver Reichenstein on Wired’s iPad App

Oliver Reichenstein is not a fan of Wired’s use of multi-column text layouts in their iPad app. I don’t agree with Reichenstein’s assessment, but it’s certainly thoughtful. I don’t think that an iPad design based on equating pages (from print) to screens (on the iPad) is a bad idea at all. It’s not the only way, but I don’t think it’s a flawed starting point.

Good exchange at the end between Reichenstein and Jonathan Hoefler, regarding iPad type rendering.

Saturday, 29 May 2010