Posted on Oct 9, 2015 by Charlotte Goodman
It’s overwhelming. Keeping up with all these new apps that are coming out, knowing that if you miss one you very easily could be left behind in the whirlwind of new technology. Many apps come and go in the race for screen space but just a few are strong enough to stick it out and become household names. Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter have claimed their places in the hearts and hands of almost every user - but it might be time to clear a spot on the front page of your phone’s screen because Periscope is here, and it looks like it is here to stay.
Posted on Sep 30, 2015 by Darin Senneff
Recently, I was working on a personal project that involved animating a sophisticated sprite inside of an HTML5 Canvas element, and I ran into a couple of problems.
First, I needed an easy way to organize and set up my sprite animations in the Canvas element. Secondly, I needed to be able to accurately control the playback of those sprite animations and sync them to other non-Canvas animations on my page.
Posted on Sep 9, 2015 by Amy Niles Gonzalez
Well, not exactly. But you’ve heard the phrase: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” It’s not clear who first coined it. Both newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane and Piqua Auto Supply have been credited as with using similar phrases as early as 1911 and 1913.
It was true then and it’s even more true now. Why use words, when you can use pictures?
Posted on Sep 2, 2015 by Erin Malick Thompson
These days everyone wants large, evocative imagery on their website. The visuals can go a long way toward conveying your main message and helping your users digest your content while keeping text to a minimum. After all, people scan and skim on the web, rather than reading through all content (see http://uxmyths.com/post/647473628/myth-people-read-on-the-web).
Our ability to deliver a visually evocative website starts with the photography that a client provides. No matter how nice our design is, if the photography is poor quality, the website will lose its credibility and polish. This has little-to-nothing to do with the actual physical attractiveness of a particular candidate or the subjects of the photography. It has pretty much everything to do with the quality of the shot for the purpose of placement in a feature layout on a website.
If you are getting ready to design or redesign your organization or candidate's website, here are some tips for building a library of good shots for the purpose (and no, these won't be cell phone photos of sweaty attendees with their arms around each other at poorly-lit fundraising parties!)
Posted on Aug 25, 2015 by Cameron Cook
While most websites won't know your name, like your favorite bartender may, there's a lot of data that any website you visit does receive, and a lot that can be done to make websites tailored just for you.
Posted on Jul 20, 2015 by Nick Rivers
As a programmer, there is so much to learn and many open source tools designed to make our applications better. Recently, I learned how to use a new PHP framework called Laravel. Laravel is a modern framework that models itself around clean, and readable code. With that said, it introduces a templating engine called “Blade.” This system includes its own file naming convention along with code syntax that’s eloquent, expressive and easy to learn for programmers of all levels. If you’ve used AngularJs, you may be familiar with the double or triple curly brackets used in Laravel.