Following the wildly successful website redesign in September last year – which has seen traffic more than double to more than three million page views per month – we've decided to take Digital Arts online-only.
As many more of you are reading our features, reviews and tutorials online – on computers, tablets and phones – we're using this opportunity to push forward with creating even more in-depth articles that help you be better at what you do in new and interesting ways.
The decision allows us to focus on developing the website further – adding a greater number of even better articles: more news, analysis and advice, more interviews with both top-flight creative talent and those who will become them in the future; and more in-depth features, reviews and group tests; and more reveals of cutting edge techniques and technology that will allow readers to push their skills further.
We also want to use this opportunity to develop how we bring our content to readers in new and exciting ways, beyond traditional flat articles – building on the new ways of reading news and tutorials we've created recently and pushing them further. Next week we'll be launching a new area of our site for the new blood entering our industries as a wealth of new creatives graduate from universities across the UK – and beyond this we'll be turning our attention to how we can make our in-depth features a better and more pleasureable read.
Inspiration for professional creatives
We will continue to inspire, inform and educate professional creatives across graphic, interactive and experiential design, illustration, animation, video post-production and VFX. We're still focussed on producing the best in-depth analysis and discussions of the factors affecting creative businesses across the UK, interviews with leading creatives about their creative processes and their hottest work, independent reviews of must-have (and must-avoid) products and services, and advice and tutorials tailored to the needs of professional creatives who want to produce their best work for their clients.
We will also continue to feature the best journalists and experts who know the workings, challenges and technologies of the creative industries inside-out – and know where the next big thing is coming from before anyone else.
Digital Arts will remain the go-to site for must-know information and must-see inspiration for professional creatives who want to be even more successful in their work – and their careers and businesses.
We've been proud of what we've achieved in both print and online over the first 15 years of Digital Arts – and we're excited about where we can take it in the future. I'd love to hear your feedback on how we can push Digital Arts even further, so get in touch in the comments below, on Twitter, Facebook or by emailing me directly.