I love the design of this magazine, the simple colours & design (as well as their ethos), but one little feature particularly is super intriguing!
On any article page, if you highlight a block of text, an asterisk will appear which will let you bookmark that chunk of text — entirely locally. It stores the data in your browser's DB, so there's no data going back to the magazine about what the most highlighted section is, which is always nice.
I haven't explored this feature a lot, but I'd be interested in exploring whether the highlights can survive edits of the article? What referencing mechanism they use for storing the locations of the highlights? (Is it a CFI?) Can you manually export your highlights later, in a format that allows for citations? It's all quitr exciting.
This blog post from Chris Bolin, and a magazine (referenced in the article) that extended from it are designed so that you can only view them when disconnected from the internet.
I love this idea. I'd probably make it so that you had to have been offline for a short while (say, 5 minutes) before you could engage with the site (perhaps showing a flowering bud that takes 5 minutes to bloom, before you can start the interaction), so that the temptation to just flip your wifi on and off all the time isn't there — otherwise this could just become an annoyance?
I'd either let people click links but 'save them for later' (when they're back online), or keep the interaction totally within the site.