The Graveyard Shift Magazine: Inside This Edition – A Murder Scene Checklist
Welcome to the first issue of The Graveyard Shift online mini magazine. This is a test issue. If all goes well and, if you guys like it, there will be more to come. Please have a look and let me know your thoughts about the concept. To read, simply click the arrows below each page. The right arrow allows you to continue reading. The left, of course, allows you to return to previous pages. As always, thanks for supporting The Graveyard Shift!
*For an even better viewing experience, click (at the bottom of the page) on “The Graveyard Shift Magazine Cover by Lee Lofland”” and the link will take you to a place where you can view the entire piece one page at a time without having to scroll at all. Click on the the little icon that resembles a TV scree for an even better view/experience. I’m learning, too, don’t worry. Thanks!
The Graveyard Shift Magazine Cover by Lee Lofland by Lee Lofland
My issue was more about scrolling up and down on the page to get from page to page. When the page changes, it’s necessary to scroll back up to start reading again. I did as you said and used the link to the magazine off your blog, but it took me to Canva to your design page. Did you mean for that to happen? Or are those all public files? I love Canva for graphics, but have never done a magazine with them before. Didn’t know that was an option! You taught me two things with your project…more crime details, and Canva has a magazine feature! Thanks 🙂
As always, I love the information you provide, Lee. But I’m personally not a fan of information presented with a series of arrow advances which you did with the murder scene checklist. I prefer to read a piece on one page. Second, I electronically copy material from websites to store in Word files for future reference. I’ve done this with your posts and others over the years and I’ve built up a digital library on crime topics, from forensics to crime scene procedures, search warrants, etc., all of which I dig into whenever questions arise when I’m writing. So in the case of the murder scene checklist I have no way of storing that excellent information.
I like the way you present the information, but I’d like it as a list that fits mostly on one page, so I can save it as a pdf. Yes, I like the humor too.
I love the information, but prefer to read down rather than have to click pages across.
Thanks, Pat. Kemberlee (below) expressed the same. I tried this because it takes up far less space on the bog. The massive number of photos on the site (over 10 years worth) adds up. But, if you guys don’t like this sort of thing I’ll try something else.
Another comment that didn’t make it through. From Linda Thrasher:
“Good information, with some humor added! I really enjoyed it. Thanks!”
Here’s a comment that somehow didn’t make it through the site filter. From J.C.:
“Love it! Thanks for simplifying and organizing a lot of complex details. Already looking forward to the next magazine.”
Awesome with a side of awesome sauce! Thanks!!
I like the magazine format! Is there a way for readers to save it for off-line reference later? I save some of your posts in a folder on my computer for reference but can’t find a way to save this one.
Lee you are awesome. That’s so cool and the fun you make while teaching is even better. I shared via Facebook.
Thanks for the list, it was interesting.
Lee, I always learn something interesting from you and I really appreciate your humor as well. Thanks for all the work you put into sharing your knowledge and insight. I like the magazine. I like your regular posts. I’d probably read that grocery list if you posted it so whatever works for you, works for me!
Great idea. I appreciated all the detailed info in a language easy to understand and I loved the graphics. My only issue is the size of the magazine. The left-right scrolls are at the bottom so I was scrolling up and down through all the pages. A horizontal format would be more user friendly. But content…spot on. You made it fun to read.
Kemberlee, I have no control over the the template setup. However, you can click (at the bottom of the page) on “The Graveyard Shift Magazine Cover by Lee Lofland”” and that will take you to a place where you can view the entire piece one page at a time without having to scroll at all. Click on the the little icon that resembles a TV scree for an even better view/experience. I’m learning, too, don’t worry. Thanks!
I like this format very much (I especially liked your visual aid for Item #5 😎).
Enjoyed your crime scene list! Did you remember that loaf of bread? 😉