Colorado Central is a regional monthly magazine with the goal of being interesting and informative while also helping to build a sense of place, a regional community, and a local culture in Central Colorado and the San Luis Valley. Most of their contributing writers live in Colorado and many are locals from the Central region and San Luis Valley.
Colorado Central selected a professional, yet simple website design. It provides easy navigation and clear separation between content and advertisements, yet keeps both visible. Most importantly, the publisher provided 21 years of archival magazine content and illustrations.
This website has a clean, spare design that draws the reader’s eye to content, not to the design framework. Advertising is integrated to provide free content. The website has an archive of more than 6000 articles from the previous 21 years and incorporates secure online payment for subscriptions. A Content Management System allows the client to update the content each time a new magazine issue is published.