Fret not, we’re all still here.. It’s difficult to believe, but it’s been nearly a year since Guru Magazine last published a feature issue. I know, let that sink in for a moment. Quite frankly, we’re amazed the world is still turning! However, our prolonged radio silence doesn’t mean we’ve been sunning ourselves on the beach. Oh no. Rather, like Santa’s elves, we’ve been working hard behind the scenes to give Guru a complete makeover. And we’re just about ready for opening night.
As you entered the new-look arrivals lounge, seasoned readers may have noticed the refurbishments: we have some snazzy new logos and a fresh, minimalist homepage, thanks to our Design Guru, Ian Wildsmith. You also happen to be reading these words through a bespoke viewing platform, put together by Coding Guru Kyle Pastor. This new, browser-based reader captures the design of Guru but means that you can read all our articles without needing to do the old smartphone pinch-zoom on your mobile device. The entire reading experience is designed to be enjoyable on any screen size, be it mobile, tablet, computer, or wind-up radio (only joking, we only support wind-up laptops.
Perhaps the biggest change to our humble magazine is how often Guru will now be published. Rather than release a full issue once every two months, each new issue will be published in bite-sized chunks over several days. Subscribe via email, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook and you’ll be the first to know when each article is to be released. Of course, you traditionalists can still wait for the full issue to come out, letting you read Guru ‘cover-to-cover’ without interruption. Whichever your preference, you can enjoy flicking through our signature smile-summoning content using the ‘next’ and ‘previous’ buttons at the bottom of each page.
That’s just about everything you need to know. Your flight is about to depart, leaving me just enough time to introduce this special ‘welcome back’ issue of Guru, dubbed ‘Issue G’. It’s a selection of our favourite articles from past issues to remind you of some of the fantastic timeless content we have been so proud to publish. Go exploring, and do please give us your feedback, good and bad.
Now boarding for Guru, please make your way to the next article…