Designing an interactive magazine – Slideshows
This is the sixth of the design columns from Nadi Tsech, a digital magazine designer based in Prague. There are seven columns as part of this series, with the final three published today. Nadi’s own blog can be found at magpla.net.
Readers used to think of images as static elements, and therefore it is important to choose the right icon to indicate an action. There are 5 types of slideshow buttons.
3. Tap to the button to see the next image:
4. Tap to the button to see the next image plus the number of the image. I prefer this type to the 3rd one, because these icons show readers exact the number of pictures unlike the 3rd type where the number of frames on the icon doesn’t match the number of pictures.
5. Swipe to see the next image:
Most of the time, a camera symbol means photo pop-ups or changing the images.