Materials World

Highly-visual content, elegantly designed

Materials World is a monthly magazine from the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining that is considered to be the leading publication in its sector.

Page Lizard has beautifully designed the monthly magazine in responsive HTML format, including embedded media and columns within articles, making the app a sophisticated and modern package for audiences. The app also includes all print adverts, either as full-page interstitials or as smaller ads at the bottom of articles.

The app features a supplement, Materials World Plus, which includes bonus content that is not available in print editions, as well as Material World Jobs.

The app is free to members of the IOM3, but issues can be purchased in iTunes and Google Play stores.

We decided to launch the Materials World app with Page Lizard because of their ability to optimise content for mobile and tablet devices and deliver apps through iOS, Android and Kindle. We were impressed with their portfolio of apps for similar membership publication and especially with how design and branding was translated from print to digital.

Page Lizard’s guidance and advice from the outset clearly demonstrated their understanding of the print and digital publishing industries. Their flexible service options and transparent pricing packages were also attractive, allowing us to produce a high quality app on a relatively limited budget – something that is often an issue for independent publishers.

The speed and quality of service has been fantastic and, less than a week into the app going live, user feedback has been excellent.


Melanie Rutherford

Editor, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining

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