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Taco Bell’s #Belluminati Campaign: Online Reactions Split Along Generational Lines

Apr 19, 2018 | Robin Parrish

A recent Taco Bell ad campaign featuring jokes about the Illuminati has caused a considerable stir online. Younger viewers (ostensibly the ad’s target audience) enjoyed the commercial’s dark humor, while older generations take offense at its irreverence toward what they believe is a serious and dangerous subject. But strong reactions to this campaign have emerged on both sides on social…

3 App Hurdles to Overcome for Great UX

Mar 2, 2018 | Brian Zeiger

You’ve just downloaded that new app to complement the many others on your phone. You quickly download the app and try it out. This new app is supposed to make life easier, whether for purchasing…

Swift – Codable Protocol

Feb 28, 2018 | James Johnson

Like many obedient Apple developers, in 2014 I responded immediately and tried to jump on the Swift bandwagon only to find that version 1 had a long way to go. At this time, the main…

Is CX-First Approach the Key to getting more Review Stars?

Feb 26, 2018 | Paul Flamiano

A lot of people are now looking at five-star reviews to gather opinions about a product before making a purchase.  Whenever we go to the App Store or Play Store, we rely on the ratings…

Project Kickoff Chaos? No Thanks.

Dec 5, 2017 | Todd Hirsh

The New Project Congratulations!  You’ve been assigned a new project - to design and develop a green-field, custom enterprise software application.  It’s going to be a significant undertaking.  The team is expected to have several…

Less is More

Oct 20, 2017 | Mike Ellis

What is Less? CSS is primitive and dumb. You target elements in the DOM with selectors and style them with properties. That’s it. While this simplistic nature results in a much smaller learning curve especially…

A Quick Introduction to Visual Studio’s Coded UI Tests

Oct 19, 2017 | Brian Slocum

A question that is raised in many development shops is “How can we test our application front to back?”. One solution I have been looking at is using an underrated feature of Microsoft Visual Studio…

User Experience Design Principles

Sep 30, 2017 | Anthony Fronzeo

Remember the movie, Manhunter? No. Of course you don’t. Nobody does. It’s the story of an FBI agent who has the uncanny ability to get inside the head of the killer that he is tracking.…

Automating .NET Deployments

Aug 4, 2017 | Matt Riedel

Setting up the tools for a continuous integration (CI) environment can seem like a daunting task. There are dozens of tools and configuration approaches to take advantage of that it can be overwhelming to even…

Communication Sites and Modern UI

Jul 19, 2017 | Jason Rivera

The recent release of the Communication Site is garnering some buzz lately. The new site template creates a site with new web parts designed to display content in a visually appealing way that is consistent…