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Our cover is not all that's new

comments (4) March 18th, 2010 in Blogs
BrianP Brian Pontolilo, editor

If you've recieved the newest issue of Fine Homebuilding, you likely noticed that we redesigned our cover. We put some long days into it, and we’re pleased with the way it is coming together. Like most projects, however, we have a punch list. The first item on that list is to hang a tagline under the logo. We have some ideas, but we haven’t finished working out the details. If you think you can express what this magazine is all about in just a few words, post a comment below to join the crew.

You may be wondering what the cover redesign means. Don’t worry—all we’ve done is change the color of the paint. Well, we moved around the furniture a little, too, and upgraded for energy efficiency.

What I’m trying to say is that we moved “What’s the Difference?” to the front of the magazine to make room for a new department in the back. We realize that high-performance homes rely on a series of meticulously executed construction details, so we asked our colleagues at GreenBuildingAdvisor.com to provide “Energy Smart Details” for each issue of Fine Homebuilding. Their first contribution, is about how to retrofit basement insulation in various climates.

If you’re not so interested in what’s new with us, then I suggest you jump right to Should Your Windows Be Saved?, where associate editor Rob Yagid weighs the options for upgrading leaky old windows, to Improve Your Work With SketchUp to learn how a free design program from Google can help you to become a better builder, or to Tool Test: Portable 10-in. Tablesaws to see new safety features on portable tablesaws.


posted in: Blogs, framing, hvac

Comments (4)

Bru63 Bru63 writes: The best of tradition and innovation for builders and renovators.

The best of tradition and innovation for craftsmen.
Posted: 11:43 pm on March 26th

TheTimberTailor TheTimberTailor writes: In lieu of something meaningful or serious for the tagline, how about one of these anagrams using all the letters in
Fine Homebuilding:

Humbled Genii Info
Imbued Life Honing
Fine, I Bludgeon Him
Budge Him If Online
Uhinged if mobile
Big Heedful Minion

or a couple possibilities using Fine Homebuilding Magazine:

Filming Genuine Zombi Ahead
Mobilizing Genuine Deaf Ham

None of these are going to help sell magazines, but would have to make at least a few people laugh, don't ya think?
Posted: 12:25 am on March 23rd

MBradley MBradley writes: Here's a tagline suggestion, "Avenues of Excellence for todays Homebuilder"
Posted: 11:28 am on March 21st

coastie coastie writes: tagline suggestion: practical/elegant/workable
Posted: 4:01 pm on March 12th

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