Given the choice, I am always going to pick a game with stylized graphics over realistic ones. This is for many reasons; it’s partly because “realistic” so frequently means “bland and filtered over with brown” and partly because a game with realistic graphics is much more likely to look bad in a decade than one with stylized models. But first and foremost, it’s just because I like to be able to look at a screenshot and say that it came from a very specific game, that it couldn’t be mixed up with any other title. There are a lot of games that wind up looking… well, pretty close to one another. But these games all have a style that’s distinctly their own, a sense of composition and design that keeps even the most generic shots from these games from looking interchangeable. And it doesn’t hurt that all of them are drop-dead gorgeous, to boot. 1. World of Warcraft There’s been a trend of late to rebuild World of … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: MMORPGs with distinct visual styles
So I'm a bit late to the party but I've just seen the pre-alpha gameplay and I didn't like it for the first 5 mins of the game but then it really grew on me. I think I was expecting something more fantasy like a top down dauntless but when i changed my mindset to a more realistic looking world I really started to enjoy it. I mean it's not the best/most intense graphics out there, but it doesn't have to be and it also kind of remind me of Diablo 2 (if it good a huge upgrade of course). But yea, any other opinions on this? … [Read more...] about Anyone else weirdly pleased with the visuals?
UX has a long history… going back way beyond the digital era. Restaurants have always been concerned about User Experience, and so have museums and hotels. The chef, the curator, the innkeeper—these people have always had a vested interest in your comfort, your enjoyment… your experience. Today, however, ‘UX’ is most often applied to software applications and websites. How easy is it to navigate a site? Is there a steep learning curve to using the site/application? How frustrating is it when the user makes an error? Is the site trustworthy? Do users find what they expect? Do they get what they need? From a visitor’s very first impression right on through to the engagement you hope they’ll pursue, every minute should be effortless. Interacting with your site/app should be pleasurable, easy, engaging, and efficient. That, in a nutshell, is ‘User Experience’ (UX). Tech changes at a lightning-fast pace. Every day, … [Read more...] about 12 Easy UX Improvements You Need to Know About
04 Jan Best WordPress Themes For Travel Bloggers – 2017 Edition Making the transition from a hobbyist travel blogger to a professional travel blogger is a difficult one; not only do you need to have excellent photography and writing skills, but you also need a captivating website that draws your audience in. While your average WordPress theme does a decent job of setting up newcomers with a starter site, to make an impact on your audience and keep them coming back for more, you need a custom WordPress theme. Custom WordPress themes add features such as threaded comments, sticky posts, multiple columns and even custom backgrounds; after setting up your theme, your website will rival those of professional travel companies. Below, you’ll find 30 of the Best WordPress themes for travel bloggers, each one loaded with amazing features that will rocket your website straight into the indexes of Google and Bing. Don’t forget to check out our best WordPress themes for … [Read more...] about Best WordPress Themes For Travel Bloggers
Are your sales pages leaving much to be desired? With tanking conversion rates around every corner of the web, it’s vital for marketers to create high-converting landing pages. Easier said than done, right? Wrong! Despite what you’ve been told, it really isn’t that hard to create sales and landing pages that close the sale. You just have to stop thinking so hard about it. I know that sounds crazy, but hear me out: Online marketers always over think the landing page. They get so caught up trying to create a hallmark for their product or service, that they forget to tell the prospect how the offer can actually benefit their life. In other words, they’re too close to the product. So before you lose your hair over landing pages, take a moment to step away. Think about what you’re offering from an organic perspective. If you were a customer, what would get you to click? This is the first step in a process we like to conversion optimization. Conversion … [Read more...] about 7 Quick Tips for Building High-Converting Landing Pages