DevMonologue Magazine in iBooks

I hope you guys enjoyed Issue 01 (Going Open Source) of DevMonologue Magazine.

I know it was a little awkward to download a PDF from Github, so I’ve decided to upload a version on the iBooks store! Check it out
iBooks Store link for DevMonologue Magazine

Of course, it is completely free, so it will hopefully be more convenient for you guys to download, sync between devices and read.

An image showing the cover of the magazine

The DevMonologue magazine

A new beginning

2016 has not been a very eventful blogging year here at devmonologue.com. Too few posts, and even less inspiration.
But that’s all about to change. We are going to try somethnig different. A magazine!

You know… magazines… those things that people were reading 20 years ago. It’s an awesome technology. Basically, you collect your junk articles throughout the month, slap a cover with boobs and a title page on them and sell it on newsstands and kiosks.

But don’t worry, I’m not that delusional. I don’t expect anyone to pay for my incoherent gibberish. If fact, I’m going to combine magazines with another concept from decades ago – open source. That’s right, you can find all that cr*p in GitHub here.

So be the first one in there to like, comment and subscribe for $19.99</… No… I don’t need your pity, you peasant!

The project

Anyway, lets get down to business. The DevMonologue magazine is an experient with a new format. It is going to be a mini publication, magazine style, that covers a particular topic. It is going to contain several articles that complement each other and cover a different angle of the same general theme.

I cannot commit to a release schedule, so it’s going to be best effort for now.

The plan is for it to be completely open source, so all pull requests and comments are welcome. You can read it directly in GitHub even prior to release, but once the issue is complete, it will be exported to formats like PDF and ePub. And maybe even uploaded to places like iTunes for convenience.

All of the articles will still be available on the blog as posts, but since they will be written with a whole issue in mind, there will always be a disclaimer at the top encouraging readers to check out the magazine itself.

Version 1.0

DevMonogolue Magazine cover

So… I didn’t come here empty handed. I have completed Issue 01 of the DevMonogolue magazine – Going open source. There’s we talk about the open source community, especially on the Mac and iOS, licensing and actually open sourcing your next project. Check it out

DevMonologue has a new look

I just wanted to take the time to talk about DevMonologue’s new look. I think that websites and applications need to change their appearance every once in a while so that users don’t get tired of seeing the same thing over and over again. It brings variety and gets people excited about your product. Or at least that’s how I feel about it.

As you can see, the DevMonologue blog looks a lot different. Yes, it is now using a new WordPress theme – FlatOn. It is a free theme, but considering I’m not making any money from the website, we all need to make sacrifices.

Despite that, I must say, I’m quite pleased with how the blog looks right now. I’m happy to finally move away from the previous theme – Responsive. I never liked it to be honest. It reminded me a little of Apple’s developer website, but other than that it looked too plain and generic to me. And I always wanted something with a flat design – something simple and slick.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy DevMonologue’s new appearance and don’t hesitate to comment and let me know what you think about it. I’d love to get your opinion!