Dan Rowden

Dan Rowden

Web designer
& developer


Some of my work

Magazine News

Simple curation of magazine-related news with upvoting. WIP. Built with Flask.

project dev design

Stack Magazines

Development of API-based subscription solution based on Chargebee, Stripe and GoCardless. Backend with data processing and syncing with MailChimp and Newsstand. Built with Django.

client dev


Design, development and deployment of weekly magazine deal site, with Stripe payments and a custom backend including MailChimp and Newsstand integrations. Built with Django.

client dev design

Mag Heroes

Podcast I host about magazines and the people who make them. Jekyll site, podcast hosted on Simplecast.

project dev design

Offscreen Magazine

Development of e-commerce solution powered by a custom ordering API, with PayPal and Stripe payments. Plus a powerful order and customer backend system. Built with Django.

client dev


Design and development of magazine subscription service for independent publishers. E-commerce solution and a powerful subscriber management platform. Built with Django.

project dev design


Design and development of database about magazines and community for magazine fans. Built with Django.

project dev design

Magpile Awards

Annual awards program for magazines (2012–2014). Nominations made by Magpile users, with award shortlists judged by industry professionals and experts.

project dev design

Past projects

A website builder specific to magazine publishers.

Location-based social football commentary using Twitter and Gowalla.

Football Shirt Archive
A website recording football/soccer kits throughout history.


Ethos magazine, issue 3

Magculture: At work with: Dan Rowden, Subsail

Musotrees, issue 3

Stack Magazines: Behind the scenes: Mag Heroes podcast

Offscreen, issue 9

InPublishing: A Golden Age of Print

Stack Magazines: Magpile opens for business

Stack Magazines: The man behind Magpile

Other things

@dansmags Instagram
Photos of my magazines, plus magazine industry commentary.

Dan's Mags YouTube
Magazine reviews, news and interviews. Coming soon.

@coffeeinmauritius Instagram
Promoting the coffee scene in Mauritius.