Volt is a news presenter that gives you posts curated around the very latest regarding the updating world of technology. We do not aim to break news. We are simply a passionate team of writers that love to express opinions and influence our audiences decisions on certain matters. Today we’re launching a beautiful, in house designed website that brings you one of the best looking UXs in the land of tech news. It was built with looks and functionality in mind, kind of like an app.
Our team of writers will be the people that present these features in beautiful posts across our website that you can see for yourself today. From our reviews to our general tech news, we’ve taken great care in organisation across the board because that ultimately allows for an amazing reader experience.
We will also be delivering our magazine to iPads across the globe via Newsstand in January 2013. It will feature special researched articles that are pieced together using the SDK Apple put out to developers to make use of the iPads screen real-estate. Or in other words, its designed with the iPad in mind. We’ll bring you as much updates as we can on the progress of Volt Magazine as it comes closer to its birth.
As for our online content, you’ll notice that the homepage is slightly different to most. Rather than show you the latest content we post as the main column, we’ve decided to put the most talked about recent tech related news so you’re getting news and opinions thats in the loop and not out of sync with what everyone is talking about. We also have our awesome latest feature articles written by our amazing writers for you to read as soon as you come to our website.
Also you’ll notice for some pieces such as pages that show specs for certain products such as our Surface article, there is a tabbed system that allows you to see the specs for each different product. This is done to look as easy as possible to read, so you can read about one particular thing rather than have it jumbled up in many paragraphs.
In regards to our comments system, we really wanted to make it as streamlined as possible. Our editor, Rory Mitchell asked you all on Twitter which would be best, Disqus or Facebook Comments? We really appreciate everyone who provided feedback on this because after all, this would be your main discussion tool. After seeing not just the social integration but the level of engagement that goes on between the two, we decided to go with Facebook Comments. This is because it has the best social integration, the best level of engagement and it is the best way to cut spam as much as possible. I want people to be able to discuss things freely, but you can’t do that when you don’t know who you’re talking to.
I hope you enjoy this reading experience as much as possible. With that, I’d like to think all the writers that have written our opening articles and the many more they’ll indulge you with along with the designers and iOS developers I have been working with over the past couple of months.
Volt will always be a prototype, its evolving everyday with your feedback and input. Whilst we focus on bringing the latest technology news, our main aim to tell you why it benefit[ed] you in the past, present and future. This means we won’t always be for to technology, we can certainly turn our backs on it and say why its bad for you in a bid to help you keep a balanced lifestyle and not just one that is fulfilled with technology.