A Comprehensive Website Planning Guide (Part 2)

In Part 1, I emphasized on the importance of recognizing the purpose of your website, and why planning for the web is just as important as planning for anything else associated with your business. Today, I’d like to go into more detail of evaluating a plan, choosing web professionals, and determining your site structure. Writing The Plan (Or Proposal) Note: The following section is for designers, but everyone ought to understand this part of the process. Read the full article…

Hearthstone is getting more social with a new tournament feature

As Blizzard’s digital card game Hearthstone heads into its fourth year, the experience is set to get a bit more social. Today, Blizzard revealed an upcoming feature for the game that will allow Hearthstone players to create their own in-game tournaments for competing with friends. The developer expects a beta version of the feature to launch within the next few months. Hearthstone already has a robust competitive scene, with the Hearthstone Championship Tour representing the top tier for professional players. The new tournament feature is set to address a different audience. Blizzard says it’s aimed at more casual players and smaller communities who want to set up tournaments to play together. “There wasn’t really a feature in-game that… Read the full article…

Live Chat Software: The Quick & Dirty UX 101

Live chat has become an almost ubiquitous part of our web browsing. Most modern websites now come with that familiar chat button splashed up-front on the bottom of their pages – offering an attractive service window into the site. However, the offer does not always live up to the experience. When implemented poorly, live chat […] The post Live Chat Software: The Quick & Dirty UX 101 appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

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Optimize Conversions with GetSiteControl

You’re reading Optimize Conversions with GetSiteControl, originally posted on Designmodo. If you’ve enjoyed this post, be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook, Google+! GetSiteControl is a web-based solution that can help you increase website engagement. The tool allows anyone to quickly add widgets such as subscription forms, contact forms, chat widgets, social media integration and more to their websites. Launched in 2014, the tool is based on years of experience in user interaction. Unlike other tools, built to address […] Read the full article…

SEGA Removes Yakuza 6 Demo Because Players Were Able to Unlock Full Game

The Yakuza 6: The Song of Life Demo has been removed from the US PlayStation Store after SEGA discovered users were able to unlock the full game. The official SEGA Twitter account issued an apology today for having to remove the demo for the latest Yakuza title. We’re looking into the nature of the issue. Thank you for your patience. 2/2 — SEGA (@SEGA) February 27, 2018 The tweet explains that some players were able to use the demo to unlock the full game without paying for the full game, which isn’t too surprising given its whopping 36.53GB download size. Read the full article…

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IT’S ALIVE!

This week was an important week for the development of my game. I finished all the basic character control actions! Now your crew members can navigate the ship at your command and perform actions such as getting things out of a crate and setting the S.O.S. I also took the time to refactor the code for my map generation script and shaved off several hundred extra lines of code making it more efficient and easier to read. Finally I decided to start work on a temporary alien control script that will allow me to play test as the alien and so be able to better feel out how I want the game to play out before I begin work on the actual AI. For now you can only move the alien around but by next time you should be able to effectively play the game with one person controlling the Read the full article…

Chrome Extension Popups?—?Design Inspiration

Chrome Extension Popups?—?Design Inspiration Extension popups appear when you click on the little icons at the top-right of your window. Loom DuckDuckGo Point Raindrop Fontface Ninja Mate Translate Lumio Save to Pocket Toby Typewonder Awwwards WhatRuns Speedtest by Ookla Guru Buffer Evernote Web Clipper Metamask Rain those $$$ Dark Reader Noisli Honey Grammarly Cently Thanks for reading! If you liked this, please give it some love by pressing the ? button! https://medium.com/media/96d08ab34921bdd17986cb5c0396842f/href Chrome Extension Popups?—?Design Inspiration was originally published in UX Planet on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Read the full article…

Introducing the Conditional Rules for Multi-Page Forms in the Zoho Forms

Zoho is known as the best CRM (customer relationship management) solution that is tailored to help small and midsized businesses. There are numerous Zoho apps available to help business in different aspects, one of them of Zoho Forms. Nowadays, this app has become more advanced and is offering some of the exceptional features. On the other side of the story, if you don’t know about the techniques to handle such apps, then it is a must to get a Zoho Consultants , as he can guide you better to enjoy maximum benefits. To better understand the needs of users, Zoho introduced Multi-Page Forms last year. You could collect form responses now in a more organized manner, without even exhausting your respondents. By splitting long forms into the separate pages not only simplify the process but also makes it quite easier on the eyes. To add more value Zoho has introduced Page Rules. Read the full article…

Adobe XD Contest: Create An App Prototype With Your City’s Best-Kept Secrets

(This article is kindly sponsored by Adobe.) Every city has its hidden spots: the best place to see the sunset, a cozy coffee shop that makes excellent espresso, or that impressive building you won’t find in any guidebook. As a visitor, you might stumble across little gems like these by chance, but, well, no one knows a city’s secrets as well as the locals, right? Now’s your opportunity to let fellow creatives see your city through your eyes — and to put your design skills to the test at the same time. Read the full article…

Into the Breach turns mech vs. kaiju battles into a game of sci-fi chess

Into the Breach is a turn-based strategy game, along the lines of the Advance Wars series, where players control futuristic mechs fighting off an invasion of giant, bug-like alien monsters. It’s basically Pacific Rim crossed with XCOM, and it’s from the creators of the addictive spaceship simulator FTL: Faster Than Light. If any of those words sound appealing to you, you’re going to like Into the Breach a lot. The game takes place in a future on the brink of disaster. Much of humanity has been decimated by the kaiju invasion, with isolated pockets of survivors strewn across four different islands. You control a team of three mechs traveling to different districts across the islands, clearing them of bugs before moving on to the next…. Read the full article…

3 major visual trends that capture life in 2018

Design trends are in constant flux, and can be as influenced by social, political and environmental factors as they are by the rest of the creative world. Thanks to exclusive research from Getty Images and iStock by Getty Images, we can bring you three particularly fascinating visual trends that are very much of-the-moment this year, complete with reference boards packed with inspirational images  These trends are based on detailed analysis of over a billion searches and 400 million imagery downloads on the Getty Images website, as well as careful study of advertising trends and pop culture shifts by the experts at Getty.  Read on to discover the three visual trends you should know about in 2018… Conceptual Realism A combination of evolving long-term visual trends, new technology, and the public’s current scepticism to take things at face value has spawned a new visual expression: Conceptual Realism. Given the widespread desire Read the full article…

Dashboard Design User Experience Guidelines

Systems are becoming more integrated and able to relay back qualitative, and more often quantitative, data at various degrees of frequency and complexity. In this scenario, information visualisation becomes even more important. Simply stated, information visualisation involves graphically representing abstract data in such a way that the user can understand the data itself as well […] The post Dashboard Design User Experience Guidelines appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

Into The Breach Review

A lot of tactical depth can happen on a simple eight-by-eight grid. Into The Breach, the follow-up to the legendary FTL: Faster Than Light from Subset Games, creates a fantastic variety of turn-based tactical battles between your team of three mechs and giant, city-destroying kaiju monsters. On a regular basis, Into The Breach makes me scratch my head and wonder how I’m going to get out of this mess alive. And on a few of those occasions, it’s a thrill when I actually do. Aside from the subtly detailed animations, the colorful and easily readable pixel-art graphics style does risk Into The Breach being mistaken for a typical simplistic mobile game – though, to be honest, I very much hope it’s eventually ported to phones so I can play it everywhere I go. On the most surface of levels, it’s about moving your units into position to shoot, punch, bombard, Read the full article…

Cyberpunk 2077 Is ‘More Ambitious’ Than Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red Says

CD Projekt Red says its upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 RPG to be more ambitious than The Witcher 3. PC Gamer reports CD Projekt Red briefly discussed Cyberpunk 2077, comparing it to the company’s critically acclaimed RPG from 2015 The Witcher 3, in a video during Pareto Securities Gaming Seminar. “Cyberpunk is our new Witcher 3, but even more ambitious,” CD Projekt CEO Adam Kicinski said. “Our goal is to establish a new blockbuster franchise from the beginning. We work Read the full article…

Microcopy & UX Writing: WIX

Wix offices These days, I am creating a series of interviews with top UX writers of product teams from all over the world. Check out the last part of the series Microcopy & UX Writing: Fiverr Microcopy & UX Writing: Yotpo This time I am hosting Rya Gershcovich, a UX writer from the cloud-based web development platform?—?WIX. Let’s go! “At Wix, we also draw inspiration from our users” Rya Gershcovich Hi Rya, tell us a little about yourself and add something that no one knows about you? Hi, I’m Raisa, though most people call me Rya and I’m originally from Toronto, Canada. I’m a UX Writer at Wix, more specifically in the Wix App Market and my focus is creating user interface copy for our in-house and third party apps. A lot of people don’t know that I was a competitive gymnast for 12 years (I can still do a backflip too!) In one single word what Read the full article…