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It’s link round up time folks! Yeehaw head 'em up, move 'em out, move 'em on, head 'em out Rawhide!*

Making websites fun!

This great article from Smashing Magazine is about improving a website's impression on the user by making it more fun. Their theory is that people remember and share websites more that are funny and I'm all for it (when used appropriately… putting the "fun" in funeral sites is probably ill-advised).

Have a read of the article for more detail:

www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/02/24/a-fun-approach-to-creating-more-successful-websites/

Here are some funny examples:

Funny error pages: fab404.com/

Letterboxd.com in IE7:

Making Websites Fun

 

Japanese Writing:

Cut 22 Japanese Writing

Not to keep harping on about Smashing Magazine, but they write about awesome things, and the Japanese writing system is an awesome thing.

Have a read of this to find out about the specific complexities that having a multidirectional writing system poses: www.smashingmagazine.com/2012/03/05/japanese-a-beautifully-complex-writing-system/

We should count ourselves lucky that we mostly only have to make websites for one direction of reading. Not that we couldn't bust out something amazing in Japanese.

 

ZOMBIES, RUN!

Choice Cut 22 zombie

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/zombies-run!/id503519713?mt=8

This is a fantastic iPhone app that will get you off the couch and running for your life in no time! You'll literally be running for your life because it's basically a smart fitness motivation app. Using the app you run from virtual Zombies whilst also listening to whatever cheery soundtrack you choose to enjoy the apocalypse to.

My top three tracks are "I will survive" by Gloria Gaynor, "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor and "Hungry like the wolf" by Duran Duran.

For what it's worth, we make great apps too, but ours have the bonus of not feeding on your brains. Brains…

*Rawhide!

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