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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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 43

ARISTIDE BENOIST PERSONAL SITE URL | https://www.aristidebenoist.com/ This site is a personal portfolio site that really caught my eye, but also has some challenging aspects. It is interestingly designed and beautiful, but while I find it engaging, I’m also not sure if I like it or find it too difficult to follow.  I know I love the main navigation. There is an icon that looks li

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 42

Candy and clothes shopping don't always go together, but they do this week: SIMPLY CHOCOLATE URL | https://simplychocolate.dk/There are a lot of great things happening on this site. I love the design of the homepage with the parallax effects and the gorgeous white-space. It provides an interesting way to look at a product and showcasing the product in its entirety. The interaction to see

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 41

What we've checked out in Week 41: HEARTBEAT AGENCY | PROJECTS PAGEURL | https://heartbeat.ua/projects/unightWhile the homepage has a nice layout and some cool transitions and motion graphics, the Projects page is what catches my eye. For this app they worked on, they are bringing a cool approach to the layout and overall design of the page. The colors are light and inviting and how they dis

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Interaction Inspiration at Cloud for Week 40

What we're looking at this week: KIKK FESTIVAL WEBSITEURL | http://www.kikk.be/2017/Awesome looking site with cool animation/motion design. As well as what appears to be WebGL. A little heavy of a site, bogged down my computer for some reason. MATHEMATIC(DOT)TVURL | http://www.mathematic.tv/Another cool looking site with some great "in-view" animations for text and images. Also some ni

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Weekly Dose of Design Inspiration

What we're looking at this week: KIKK FESTIVAL WEBSITEURL | http://www.kikk.be/2017/Awesome looking site with cool animation/motion design. As well as what appears to be WebGL. A little heavy of a site, bogged down my computer for some reason. MATHEMATIC(DOT)TVURL | http://www.mathematic.tv/Another cool looking site with some great "in-view" animations for text and images. Also some ni

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Keeping Up With The Design Curve

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” — Yves Saint Laurent Fashion and style are terms that apply just as well to design as they do to clothing. There’s a curve to keep up with, where style is constantly being revised, and countless fashions go out of vogue. To discuss style vs. fashion in terms of design, we should examine object UI. Object UI is any design decision where

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Creating a site wide password module for Orchard CMS

We have been developing custom Orchard CMS modules for close to 5 years. Our first module was very simple.  It injected an Apple Touch Icon into your website and allowed you to easily upload the image via the admin menu. Since then, we have written over 50 modules.  Our most recent being Sitewide Password. We developed this module to easily protect Orchard CMS sites from an

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Architecting your Orchard CMS Site for Cost Savings & Performance

This past March I wrote a post titled, How to Use Azure BLOB Storage and Azure CDN for Scaling Web Applications. This post was intended to help users speed up their websites by utilizing Azure offerings like BLOB storage and Azure CDN. These features are nice because they allow you to offload requests from your website and serve cached content to users from nodes nearest to them. The other benefit

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Windows Azure Active Directory and BitLocker Recovery Keys

This past March I wrote a post about using Azure Active Directory B2B for working alongside partner organizations. This post outlined how Cloud Construct uses Azure Active Directory to source users for our internal tooling as well as collaborating with clients. Cloud Construct is a virtual web development company with employees located in the Boston area.  We need to leverage tooling that ena

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