SwampThing started its life as a magazine. A new kind of magazine. Digital and community focused, it was always an experiment in the possibilities that the internet should be giving publishing, but publishers in their panic fail to understand.
Design was always the main focus of the magazine, but the people that contributed freely to it were also at the core of its existence. Their generosity and understanding of the visual nature of the project made it possible.
The magazine is parked up on blocks in the garage at the moment, but feel free to check it out. There is some great writing and you might agree that I was on to something with it's design.
SwampThing was built largely on a new(ish) piece of software called In5. Essentially In5 converts designer's pages into interactive web pages. It's revolutionary...if you know what to do with it. Eclectica (above) is SwampThing and In5 working together at their best... it's full of animation, music...and actual pages...the thing that made traditional publishing great, but web publishers have forgotten about.
Click below to browse SwampThing's archives. Not all of them are up at present, but that will change shortly.