Dawn e-paper

Dawn has launched a proper e-paper which will now complement its printed version. Check it out at epaper.dawn.com. I loved this new version and strongly feel it will cater into our fast paced lifestyle where it sometimes becomes a problem to read the printed version. For those addicted to the printed version it will surely be a blessing to be able to quickly track the relevant news with a simple click. Good Job Dawn, as per my knowledge this innovation could be a first for Pakistan.

Prior to reading the digital paper you need to register for free, the only problem that I came across was the inability of FireFox support and had to resort to using my dormant IE icon (Internet Explorer may finally come into more use after lying dormant for so long). Download speeds could be a hindrance for the local dial-ups but expatriates will enjoy the feel of this e-paper to more resemble the printed version.

16 Comments so far

  1. riaz (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 2:34 am

    Thanks for the information teeth maestro.
    Just registered my details,and from tomorow i can browse the net and the read the dawn online so once again thanks for the information provided.
    Also i think you,re doing a fascinating job by providing all the latest gossip and news on karachi having just come back from there a few months ago.


  2. Adnan (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 2:35 am

    Ya never came across anything like that before
    THANKS FOR SHARING !!!!


  3. Sunil (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 3:30 am

    Just had a look at it, thats probably the first time in Pakistan. It just looks great, the whole website gives a very professional look. Good going DAWN :)

    @ Teeth : I am using Firefox and it works perfect for me.


  4. subsepehlepakistan (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 4:14 am

    Awsome piece of info… Teeth

    Now I can read both my favorite newspapers in print all the way from here… this is like community service by these news giants… b/c here they (latimes, washignton post) charge for even archived news & it doesnt look anything like any newspaper.

    Jang was doing it for a quite a while… they even have video news too from Geo with the published news.


  5. noorie (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 4:29 am

    This is a pretty good site as well.

    regionaltimes.com


  6. Imran (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 5:15 am

    Daawwwwwwnnnnnnnnnnn …………… you ROCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  7. sarah (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 5:18 am

    cooL site !!!:D


  8. Poo poo Head (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 6:22 am

    Jang has been doing this for 2 months, Dawn just scanned the pages and even could not mqke hot spot on images :-) . Not quite usable I guess , keep simple please. Working for me in FireFox, You might think to try extra plug ins for Mozilla.


  9. sarah (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 6:33 am

    why we have to register , can’t we read free !!!:D


  10. zeeshan (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 11:57 am

    yeah jang won
    they did it first like two months ago
    any ways they bothing are doing good
    aleast i feel like i m in karachi having
    breakfast with orignal news paper not like those
    silly looking java based sites or what ever that crap is


  11. Dubai Crawler (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 1:18 pm

    Doctor Saab,

    Thanks alot, isued to browse dawn.com com everyday and came across this two days back, indeed its a good website.

    Try using http://www.thepaperboy.com, there you will get many many newspapers from arround the world, including israel.


  12. Ali (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 6:27 pm

    Great stuff !!Thanks for sharing the site


  13. Danial (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 6:54 pm

    Zeshan is right Jang did this nearly two months ago for their Urdu version. Jangs version works great with firefox and downloads quicker because images used are optimized and clickable for higher resolutions. Jang also offering video and audio clips along with the epaper version giving the epaper superiority on traditional print version. They are also offering RSS feeds for various categories.

    Honestly I feel Dawn is way behind in technology even daily times is doing better than Dawn on crawlers like google and yahoo news.


  14. zain (unregistered) on February 26th, 2006 @ 7:52 pm

    amazing, teeth man thanks for sharing..


  15. wasiq (unregistered) on February 27th, 2006 @ 2:35 am

    SWEET HOME ALABAMA……..

    still the price of eggs was not less than Rs 24/- against what is E-published……..


  16. Geetha (unregistered) on March 1st, 2006 @ 5:42 pm

    Hey Maestro,

    Thanks for sharing. Very excited to see how “Dawn” is actually laid out. It’s one of my favourite papers. Much better than the Times of India, anyway. Been reading it online for over 3 years now, but have never seen how the print edition actually looks like.

    Geetha
    Bangalore



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