Grabbing Visual Attention With The Visual Cortex

Grabbing Visual Attention With The Visual Cortex Grabbing Visual Attention With The Visual Cortex Susan Weinschenk 2019-01-17T13:15:03+01:002019-01-18T09:14:22+00:00 (This is a sponsored post.) You are designing a landing page. The goal of the page is to get people to notice, and hopefully click on a button on the screen to subscribe to a monthly newsletter. “Make sure the button captures people’s attention” is the goal you’ve been given. So how, exactly, do you do that? Research on the visual cortex in the brain can give you some ideas. The visual cortex is the part of the brain that processes visual information. Each of the senses has an area of the brain where the signals for that sensory perception are usually sent and processed. The visual cortex is the largest of the sensory cortices because we are very visual animals. Recommended reading: What Is The Role Of Creativity In UX Design? The Read the full article…

Epic will hold off on releasing game-changing Fortnite updates before big tournaments

It’s been less than a year since Epic Games kicked off the competitive circuit for Fortnite, but the company says it’s learned enough to make a substantial change to how it balances the consumer version of the game with the one played by pros at big tournaments. In an announcement on its website, the developer says it will now leave a window of time, somewhere between a few days and one week, for players to acclimate to a new update, one that could include game-changing new items, vehicles, weapons, or environmental changes to the map. “We value the ability of players to adapt to the game changing over time. We also believe these changes keep Fortnite fresh for everyone including players, competitors and spectators. However, we want to… Read the full article…

Nintendo’s Switch Online is slowly turning into an amazing classic games service

Nintendo is terrible when it comes to the internet, and in a lot of ways, the Switch Online subscription service is no different. There are annoying restrictions around cloud saves, for instance, and voice chat is relegated to a mobile app. It can feel archaic, especially compared to Xbox Live or PlayStation Plus. But there’s one aspect of the service that has become an indispensable part of how I use my Switch: the free retro games. The best part of Switch Online is the included NES app, which gets you access to a handful of 8-bit classics as part of the price of your subscription. It’s sort of like Netflix for NES games, and while it started out with a fairly slim selection, it now features an increasingly robust library. Yesterday saw… Read the full article…

How to burn video files to DVD

DVD may seem a bit ‘old school’ these days, but sometimes it can be handy to have your work or design portfolio to hand – you never know who you might bump into, right? They can also be handy for storing files if that’s your preferred method.  For those of you born post DVD, it’s an abbreviation for Digital Video Disc or Digital Versatile Disc, an optical storage disc that can store huge files sizes, like that of a movie, games and software install programs. A standard storage capacity of a DVD is 4.7 GB, while a rare double-sided and double layered one boasts of 17.08 GB, so it’s easy to see why they have been, and still are, a popular choice among movie and video makers and musicians. How to burn files to DVD using Wondershare Wondershare DVD creator allows you to burn videos like MP4, MOV, FLV, ASF Read the full article…

14 incredibly cool office murals

It’s well known that your office or studio environment has a big impact on the work you create. A dull or unpleasant workspace can dampen your mood and hamper your creativity. On the flip side, a well planned, creative environment can inject energy into the workforce and inspire the imagination.  All of the businesses showcased here have taken this to heart, and injected some flair into their offices via imaginative murals. While an awesome workspace won’t necessarily equal a top-notch design portfolio, it definitely doesn’t hurt. For more envy-inspiring workspaces, take a look at our article on the coolest design offices around the world.  01. Scholastic Scholastic is the largest publisher of children’s books (and home to the world’s most famous boy wizard), so it had plenty of creative subjects to choose from when it came to decorating its offices. To do the job justice, Scholastic roped in Pentagram, which Read the full article…

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Review

How long has it been since we’ve had a chance to jump into a cool fighter jet, get into an intense dogfight, and just blow up stuff up without having to memorize a thick flight manual? Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown brings the welcome return of a series – and a genre – that’s been long absent from gaming’s mainstream. The exciting, arcadey flying and dogfighting gameplay that kept Ace Combat going from 1995 to 2014 is still present and a lot of fun. You’ll blow up bombers, chase down ace enemy pilots, and dismantle enemy bases one missile at a time across a wide array of scenarios and landscapes. And even though this is by no means a hardcore flight sim, there’s a fair bit of strategy in planning your attack — your plane is constantly moving, so you need to know what you want to hit and when Read the full article…

Heads Up: Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition Preorders Are Live

If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. Mortal Kombat 11 was officially revealed during the 2018 Game Awards with a gore-filled trailer, followed by a gameplay reveal January 17. The release date for Mortal Kombat 11 is April 23, 2019, so there’s plenty of time for NetherRealm Studios to tease more characters, more editions, and other Mortal Kombat 11 extras and surprises. There’s also plenty of time to get your Mortal Kombat 11 preorder in, for a lovely launch day of kombat and to ensure beta access at the end of March. Preordering Mortal Kombat 11 gets you access to Shao Kahn, as well as the Mortal Kombat 11 beta on March 28. During the live gameplay reveal, NetherRealm Studios also announced the Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition. Read the full article…

HTML5 Input Types: Where Are They Now?

HTML5 Input Types: Where Are They Now? HTML5 Input Types: Where Are They Now? Drew McLellan 2019-01-16T14:30:11+01:002019-01-17T09:35:34+00:00 One of the stand-out headline features of HTML5 for many designers and developers was the addition of a number of new types of form input that could be used. For years, we’d been confined to using single-line text inputs (type=”text”) and laying on JavaScript and user instructions to try an accurately capture valid data of different types through that one unsophisticated field. HTML5 brought with it new values of the type attribute that enabled us to be much more specific about the types of data we needed to capture through the field, with the promise being that the browser would then provide the interface and validation required to coerce the user into completing the field accurately. From URLs to emails, and from search fields to dates, the hope was that instead of needing Read the full article…