Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 10, 2018

Time for another installment of Cloud’s weekly inspiration posts, and the winner of this week’s bad-ass-site award goes to ESTYLE, Inc.  ESTYLE, INC | http://estyle-inc.jp Badassery is a fine line to ride, and the general trend I see more often than not, is that along with the great, you get a trade-off in usability. Bleeding-edge coolness often seems to override the idea t

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Orchard Core Introduction - Part 3 : Adding Logging to Orchard Core

One of the key things required for development and troubleshooting a large CMS implementation is quality error logging and information tracking. Legacy Orchard leveraged log4net as it's method to log system errors and information. This was very helpful and allowed good insight into each module and what was happening all the way from the front to the back of the system. In Orchard Core, log4ne

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Orchard Core Introduction - Part 2 : Building A Custom Theme

Welcome to the next part in our series on Orchard Core development. In our first part we spoke about how to get Orchard Core up and running to develop a brand new website. Next, we explore how we can theme our Orchard site to match a custom design. In legacy Orchard, you simply added a new folder in the Themes directory with a few key files and Orchard did the rest. In Orchard Core it's a little d

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Orchard Core Introduction - Part 1 : Setting Up Your First Site

Allow me to reminisce on our love for Orchard CMS Cloud Construct has been working with Orchard CMS since version 1.4. This is roughly 5 years of developing and advocating for a content management system that has a smaller following than most, but a community that is very passionate about the platform. When Cloud Construct first started out, the companies that we were working with were

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 5, 2018

We ran across a pretty interesting piece of interactive this week.  It’s an immersive experience implemented in WebGL for desktop browsers, and that tech facilitates a cutting-edge experience that would be hard to make happen by other means. However, there are some weaknesses in the experience from a usability standpoint, and a few peculiarities of User Experience that we felt were 

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 1, 2018

As examples of exceptional visual and experience design, this week we look at two sites that do an especially great job at evoking the essence of their respective presences in the real world. MAGIC LEAP | https://www.magicleap.com Stop number 1 is magicleap.com. This company looks to be dreaming up the future of augmented reality, applied to business and play. As best as I can tell, they are pu

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 51

This week we’ve come across some particularly inspiring websites, that bring the web to life in spectacular fashion.  PROJECT REDSPACE |  https://www.project-redspace.com/ The first is a brochure-style site for a revolutionary electric vehicle aimed at China and urban commuting.  Redspace has crafted a stellar user experience online, that mirrors the wonderful user experie

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Schedule Azure BLOB storage backups with Azure Functions

Cloud Construct has been working with Windows Azure for close to nine years now. Azure offers a variety of platform capabalities as well as tools to easily manage your web infrastructure. Some of the key featues that we need when hosting a client's site is the ability to back-up your SQL Azure database, take back-ups of your web root, and also your BLOB storage data. As of right now it is fai

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 49

KIRSCHNER BRASIL URL | http://kirschnerbrasil.cc/ You don’t have to be an elite cyclist to enjoy the design of this site. The imagery is immediately compelling, from the full-screen image on the homepage down to the contact and stores pages. The 3/4 viewport height hero banner with image and text provides a nice start to many sections by letting you know a small, engaging bit of info befor

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 44

Dribble is always a great place to go for inspiration, and I spent some time there this week.  It's not always the whole of an experience, but the parts themselves that serve as inspiration. YEARLY GROWTH DATA BY JOHNY VINO URL | https://dribbble.com/shots/3875012-Yearly-growth-data One interesting shot I ran into is a nice, modern visual treatment for a data dashboard. What immediate

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