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Gamification

Gamification

Gamification. Even my spellcheck tells me that the word is alien. That may be because the everyman will probably respond to you with a quizzical look on his face if you tell him that gamification drives some of the most successful UXs (user experiences) on the web. You'd be telling the truth, but that doesn't make the premise any clearer - and clarity can often be the tipping point for the client. When the owner of a website is requesting gamification in their UX, you're in a good spot as a developer.

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Web Highlights: Cirque du Soleil

Web Highlights: Cirque du Soleil

Web Highlights is an ongoing series showcasing some of the brightest and most useful destinations online, celebrating the imaginative minds that come together in Web Development to make the internet a more interesting place.

This week’s highlight may just be the most recognizable talent show on Earth. They’re mystifying, they’re exuberant, they’re renowned for their unrivaled skill and presence at the top of the live entertainment industry. I am of course referring to Cirque du Soleil.

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Natural vs. Unnatural Design

Natural vs. Unnatural Design

Have you ever visited a website that, when prompted, would take you to a new page by sliding the current page away to the side? Another visually interesting way to achieve this is to scroll a user down a site to the page in question, and have the navigation bar travel with them. These are just some of many ways to achieve what is starting to be referred to as Natural Design.

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Google I/O 2014 and Deploying a Unified Design

Google I/O 2014 and Deploying a Unified Design

During it’s 2014 I/O conference, Google announced the future of their unified design efforts: Material Design. A flat, colourful visual theory that’s built on ideas of tactile reality and inspired by paper and ink. The end goal is an immediately familiar functionality that’s meaningful and consistent across devices, which “reflect a different view of the same underlying system”.

But why does any of this matter? Why is Google, or anyone for that matter, pouring time and creative energy into a theme is stylistically consistent across not only hardware, but software as well?

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