Exploring The Latest Web Design Trends Together With Be Theme

Exploring The Latest Web Design Trends Together With Be Theme Exploring The Latest Web Design Trends Together With Be Theme Nick Babich 2019-03-12T15:30:16+01:002019-03-13T11:05:34+00:00 (This is a sponsored article.) Designers have a strange relationship with trends. On the one hand, when designers follow a crowd, they might feel that they aren’t able to express enough creativity. On the other hand, trends can tell designers a lot about user preferences — what people love, what they hate — and ultimately help designers to create products with better adoption rates. People are visual creatures, and visual design has a significant impact on the way we understand products. In this article, I want to focus on the most crucial web design trends and illustrate each trend using Be Theme, a responsive multipurpose WordPress theme. Let’s get started. 1. Digital Illustrations Digital illustrations have become one of the most important trends in visual design. Relevant Read the full article…

Creating A Spotify-Powered App Using Nuxt.js

Creating A Spotify-Powered App Using Nuxt.js Creating A Spotify-Powered App Using Nuxt.js Cher Scarlett 2019-03-12T12:15:39+01:002019-03-13T11:05:34+00:00 We’ve all heard of Spotify. Launched back in 2008, the app offers millions of tracks from various legendary and upcoming artists. It allows you to create a playlist, follow other people or choose a playlist based on your mood. But let’s take the app from another perspective today. Let’s build a two-page server-side rendered web application featuring a “Now Playing on Spotify” component. I’ll walk you through all of the steps of building a client-side application, building and connecting to a server API, as well as connecting to external API services. Our project will be built using the Node.js and npm ecosystems, Github to store our code, Heroku as our host, Heroku’s Redis for our storage, and Spotify’s web API. The application and internal API will be build entirely using Nuxt’s system. Nuxt is a Read the full article…

Microsoft shows off Project xCloud with Forza running on an Android phone

Microsoft has shared some more information and the first look at Project xCloud. The company has been working on a cloud game streaming service for a while. Microsoft is preparing the future of gaming platforms with a device-agnostic service that lets you stream games made for the Xbox One. And the first demo is Forza Horizon 4 running in a data center and then streamed to an Android phone attached to an Xbox One controller via bluetooth. “Anywhere we have a good network connection, we’ll be able to participate in Project xCloud,” Microsoft head of gaming cloud Kareem Choudhry said in the video. While Forza Horizon 4 is a demanding game and an Android phone is a tiny device, it won’t be limited to extreme scenarios like that. Choudhry compared Project xCloud to a music streaming or video streaming service. When you have a Spotify account, you can log in Read the full article…

Seattle becomes official stop on Tekken World Tour, elevating its status in the world of fighting games

Tekken 7. (Bandai Namco Image) Every April, fighting-game fans from all over the world come to Washington for the Northwest Majors tournament. Serious players of video games such as Street Fighter, Tekken, Mortal Kombat, and Marvel vs. Capcom show up to compete for prizes, fame, and the thrill of facing off against new and skilled opponents. This year’s NWM is scheduled to be held on April 27 and 28 at GameWorks in downtown Seattle. For the first time, this year’s Northwest Majors will also be an official stop on the Tekken World Tour. Players who take 1st- through 13th-place spots at this year’s Tekken 7 tournament at Northwest Majors will also receive up to 150 points towards their official rankings on the Tekken World Tour leaderboards. At the end of the year, the top 19 players in the world, as measured by their spots on the leaderboard, will be brought Read the full article…

Microsoft will add Minecraft to Xbox Game Pass subscription service, brings Halo Master Chief Collection to the PC

(Microsoft Photo) Microsoft is adding Minecraft to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service in the latest example of the company’s move into cloud-based gaming. Minecraft, the popular game with 91 million players that Microsoft acquired for $2.5 billion in 2014, will be available on Xbox Game Pass on April 4. Microsoft first launched Xbox Game Pass this past June, charging gamers $9.99 per month ($1 for the first month) in exchange for access to download more than 100 Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. In January it expanded the program to include first-party Xbox-exclusive titles like Halo, Forza, Gears of War, and others. Beyond the console: Xbox leaders detail Microsoft’s gaming future, led by xCloud streaming service Sony has its own similar program called PlayStation Now, which streams more than 750 PS4 and PS3 games, including exclusive titles, to users for $100 per year. GeekWire sat down with Xbox executives last week Read the full article…

Microsoft surprises with DirectX 12 on Windows 7 for World of Warcraft

Microsoft is making a very surprising addition to Windows 7 this week, with the support of DirectX 12 for the nearly 10-year-old operating system. While Windows 7 support will end in less than a year and Microsoft will start sending notifications to PCs next month, the company is allowing some game developers to implement DirectX 12. The first game to appear with DirectX 12 support on Windows 7 is Blizzard’s World of Warcraft. Microsoft heard feedback from Blizzard that features like multi-threading in DirectX 12 were bringing substantial framerate improvements to World of Warcraft on Windows 10. Blizzard wanted these same features on Windows 7, presumably because it still has a large base of players on this older OS. Microsoft… Read the full article…

Microsoft demonstrates xCloud game streaming a week before Google’s ‘future of gaming’ event

Microsoft has provided a live demonstration of its upcoming Project xCloud game streaming service. The software maker originally unveiled xCloud last year, promising a cloud gaming service that streams games to PCs, consoles, and mobile devices. While CEO Satya Nadella promised trials later this year, we’ve still not heard a lot of detail about xCloud or when it will fully appear. Microsoft still doesn’t have any firm dates just yet, but the company has now demonstrated xCloud publicly for the first time. During Microsoft’s Inside Xbox event last night, Microsoft showed off Forza Horizon 4 streaming from the company’s Azure datacenters to an Android device. An Xbox One controller was connected to the phone via Bluetooth, showing how it… Read the full article…

Rolando, one of the first flagship iOS games, is getting a new remastered edition

The early days of the iOS App Store was a Wild West of content, but one of the biggest and best games around back then was Rolando, a puzzle platformer that was specifically built around the iPhone’s (still novel at the time) touchscreen and accelerometer technology. The original game hasn’t been available for years, having been lost to the ravages of time (and iOS updates), but developer HandCircus has announced today that it’ll be bringing Rolando back with a new, remastered version called Rolando: Royal Edition. We are super excited to announce ROLANDO : ROYAL EDITION! A lovingly remastered version of the iPhone classic. Pre-order now for 1/3 off at https://t.co/NtJQnePKtx ! RT’S *much* appreciated!! pic.twitter.com/0arMLjeB0O —… Read the full article…

The Future Of Web Marketing Is Emotion-Driven

Humans are emotional creatures. In fact, most scientists agree that the most crucial emotional responses we have to the world around us – fear at a threat, anger at a slight, love and caring for those in need – are rooted in the instinct to survive. After all, most of these emotions are geared toward […] The post The Future Of Web Marketing Is Emotion-Driven appeared first on Usability Geek Read the full article…

The Division 2 Review in Progress: One Day In

After the first day of The Division 2 I’m sitting at level 18, which means I’m more than halfway through the initial leveling progression – but hopefully have experienced much less than half of the content this shared-world sequel has to offer, because that would be disappointing. The Division 2 has already succeeded in many areas where the original faltered, and as a result my impressions so far are largely positive. Gunplay is punchier, enemies are more mechanically diverse, loot is generous and interesting, and its wonderfully realized recreation of Washington DC is sufficiently populated with fun activities and hidden goodies. Based on what I played of the private and open beta tests, I’m still concerned that the combat may revert to its spongy state in the endgame, but for now, The Division 2 feels very good. Read the full article…

This Twitter Account Tells You Which Dogs You Can Pet in Games

Look, we’ve all been here. You’re playing a game and happen across a dog. Whether it’s roaming the countryside, hanging out next to a house, sitting inside by the fire, or waiting to sniff out items for you, you’ve seen it, and you’ve probably taken the time to walk up to it and say hi. And the one thing we’re all secretly hoping for is a button prompt allowing us to pet the dog. In an age where we love to romance game characters and have our choices feel like they mean something beyond shallow interactions, being able to do something as arbitrary as pet a virtual dog sometimes feels as satisfying as a harrowing combat encounter. But, how can you know if the game you’re about to start will allow you to pet the dogs? Read the full article…