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Campaign Monitor and Offscreen Giveaway

In just over a year, Offscreen Magazine has defined itself as the leading quarterly journal on the people behind the websites and apps that we use and love. Thanks to the Offscreen team, we’ve got 20 copies of their just released issue to give away – to enter the draw, all you need to do is provide us with pinch of design advice.

Seeing as Offscreen features interviews with leading designers and web folk from around the world, we felt we should accompany this giveaway with short design Q&A of our own – with you. All that’s needed to participate in the giveaway is your opinion on which monthly newsletter you prefer – our tried-and-tested Version A, or the cool-and-colorful Version B – by completing the form below. Here are close-ups of the two versions:

Version A

Version B

It’s time to vote

For your chance to win one of 20 copies of Offscreen Magazine, select your preferred email newsletter design below. We will also need your contact details, so we can get in touch, however only your email address will only be shared with Offscreen Magazine in order to contact the winners.

No promises that we’ll use the winning version from here on in, but we’re certainly open to the wisdom of the crowd!


The giveaway ends on 3 September, 11am PDT – winners will be drawn and contacted soonafter. Well, that was fun – if you’re curious, you can view the results here. Now you’ve voted, which version is better… And why? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Rafael Conde

    Although my vote went for option B I have to say that if I’ve willingly subscribed to this newsletter (and I’m interested in the content) option A gives me a more direct and effective message. In the other hand the eye candy of B could keep me interested if I was a passive “customer”.

  • Ben weeks

    I like the 2 columns in B. less scrolling required to see headlines. It seems more optimized for mobile though A looks slightly cleaner from afar. My vote would be for B with more consideration given to the top story illustration.

    Kudos for a thoughtful way to get feedback too. I love offscreen mag! Good choice.

  • som

    Agree with Ben above on the comp choice. Nice one.

    B seems ‘prettier’, though less flexible. The columns wouldn’t work well with varying content length and, in my opinion, full width colour blocks confuse the eye. The stripe along the left of A’s articles also seems an elegant classification solution.

    Yeah A and yeah Offscreen!

  • River

    I want to read B.

    I turn away from A… (I have to swim from one floating island to the next).

  • Samuel Couto

    I definitely opted the B option as the best one.
    Right out of the bat – the type treatment looks great. I find 2 text column is easier to read. The colored sections help define the various newsletter topics without recurring to a lot of spacing, and therefore, less scrolling, which in good.
    Personally speaking I like the minimal approach on the header & logo + footer – it really lets you focus on the newsletter (actual) content without creating a lot of noise.

  • Maurice Cherry

    A is the better choice for me because of the separation of topics into those individual boxes. B is “prettier” (as others have said”), but if I’m reading my email in the preview pane — horizontally or vertically), A works better for that.

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