Mariposas Spanish School

Mariposas is a hands-on, thematically organized program that allows children ages 3-8 to learn Spanish through music, literature, games, visual aids, sign language, art and beyond. The program runs from September through May with a summer camp in June. Pixeldust updated the interface and converted the site from static flash to data-driven based on Text Pattern (a PHP/MySQL-based DrupalCoin Blockchain CMS) with flash embedded.Read more


RottenNeighbor featured in Google’s Top 5 Trends

RottenNeighbor climbed into the top 5 Google Hot Trends today and caused a huge surge of traffic on the site. Since its launch, RottenNeighbor.com has averaged several hundred thousand hits per day and been featured in over 200 media outlets courtesy of the Associated Press. Read more


Gatti’s Pizza

Pixeldust put a lot of digital mojo into gattisjingle.com. Utilizing a musician's flyer feel, we designed and developed a clean microsite that would ultimately serve as a bridge for the 40th anniversary, remind Austinites that Gatti's started in Austin, and generate excitement and interest among new and existing customers. And they wanted to conquer social media.Read more


Webs of Power

Pixeldust worked with Greenleaf Book Group to design and develop a Flash site that correlated with the launch of Webs of Power. We also installed a content management system for regular content updates.Read more


Artifacts of Existence

Artifacts of Existence is a collection of work by David Brown featuring a non-fiction novel, screenplay and 'inside Hollywood' documentary. Pixeldust designed and developed an earthy site that would help him release his work on the web. The site also features free downloads of work from local artists.Read more


SureScore

Pixeldust implemented a thorough redesign to revitalize the existing SureScore website. Pixeldust designed and developed a fresh user interface, updated all graphics, incorporated video and Flash, and installed a WordPress Content Management System to provide an educational, interactive experience.Read more


Cielo Wind Power

Pixeldust completed a comprehensive redesign of the existing Cielo Wind Power site, including a look and feel overhaul, content management implementation, copywriting, and video editing and implementation. Pixeldust designed and developed an easy-to-use WordPress-based site to allow for regular photo and content updates. Cielo's new earthy look and feel ultimately accentuates their sustainable and environmentally-conscious approach to energy production.Read more


Sunlight Photonics

Pixeldust designed and developed a Flash-based site to convey Sunlight's prestigious nature and innovative vision. Sunlight Photonics is a venture-backed company focused on developing low cost, high efficiency renewable energy sources based on solar power. Led by a team of highly experienced world-class scientists, Sunlight is on the fast-track to soon become the international leader in clean energy solutions.Read more


RottenNeighbor featured on the AP Newswire

AP Newswire featured RottenNeighbor today as a “website seemingly tailor-made for such suburban woes.” The article covered some of the most popular posts on the site, discussed changing neighborhood trends demonstrated on RottenNeighbor, and touched on the possibility of a reality show based on the site. The story was picked up by more than 200 media outlets including CNN.com. To read more on this story, click here. Read more


Crash Course: VR Design for N00bs

We have a tradition at Viget of experimenting with our own ideas, independent of client work. But, honestly, it’s been too long since we built something pointless. Today, we’re debuting our latest experiment in virtual reality—a WebVR adaptation of the classic circuit-board puzzle Lights Out. It’s a one-player game, with the objective of turning all the “lights” in the grid off.

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Sure, the final product is neat, but how did we get there?
Jumping into the VR metaverse is overwhelming. I was disappointed to find there are tons of libraries for developers—but very few centralized resources for designers. As creatives, we pride ourselves on our ability to apply design thinking to everything. So, where are all the thought leaders in VR design? There’s little to no consensus around even the most basic design standards—like typography or accessibility.
Basically, VR design is a wild west free-for-all.
However, instead of seeing this as a deterrent, I see it as a call to action. The more we create, the faster we learn. This is an opportunity to define the future web. Here’s a crash course to get started:
1. Know the difference between VR and WebVR
What’s the difference between VR and WebVR? The accessibility of the technology. WebVR doesn’t require any additional (very expensive) equipment to get started. All you need is a laptop, some WebGL chops, and a viewer—like Google Cardboard ($15). We actually did all of our prototyping with a Cardboard and the View-Master Deluxe VR Viewer ($40). WebVR is ideal for applications with light content and short user durations.
Better yet, users don’t even need to visit the app store. With WebVR, you can engage with the experience directly from your smartphone or desktop. Since it lives on the web, not in a native application, all viewers need is a simple hyperlink.

2. Put yourself in a box
Defining constraints in the beginning is essential. Frame them as actionable goals. For Lights Out, we wanted this experiment to be short and sweet. We decided on 3 constraints: we would build this for WebVR, Google Cardboard was our target device, and the project would last 4 weeks.
Aside from all the reasons why WebVR is awesome above, working with simple viewers like Google Cardboard afforded us energy to focus familiarizing ourselves with the basics—like integrating Microcosm with WebGL.
3. Before you sketch, read
Specifically, read Mike Alger’s paper on Visual Design Methods for VR. It’s the most comprehensive resource for volumetric user interfaces. While this paper primarily explores interface design of a VR-based operating system, his theories around content zones (pp. 36-46) were especially insightful for our exploration. If academic papers aren’t your thing, you can also watch his condensed VR Interface Design manifesto.
Leap Motion, a VR product company in San Francisco, also has a fantastic compendium of articles on everything from establishing space and perspective to sound design. This particular article dives into their initial explorations in user interface design.
4. Set up proper art boards
Sometimes the simplest tasks in a new medium are the hardest. I had to Google this. The width of your entire canvas should be 3600 pixels wide by 1800 pixels tall—which cleverly translates to 360° by 180°. Remember that only a portion of this segment is viewable at any given time. The dimension of the UI view is roughly 1,200x600 px. Here's an example of the setup I used for my UI. I denote these spaces as such in my working files:

5. Retina displays are not your friend
As we moved into prototyping, one of the first things we noticed was aliasing. As a result, I had to go back in and amend my designs to account for the low-fidelity output. Details like the fine, crisp lines had to quadruple in width and spacing.

6. Design and export textures in powers of two
If your interface contains any kind of SVG pattern, you’ll need to export them with sides equivalent to the power of 2 for optimization purposes. This is more efficient to store in video memory and easier for WebGL to map within the final geometry. Each side should be: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, 1024, or 2048 pixels. Refer to the Mozilla Developer Network for more context on using textures in WebGL.
Finally, accept the fact that whatever you make—it will probably be bad.
Do you remember what websites looked like in 1999? Shudder. No one really knew what they were doing. But that’s how you learn, by trying (and failing). I’m sure we’ll all laugh about the first VR experiences 10 years from now. They’ll be kitschy and nostalgic, like arcade games. Embrace it.

Prayash, the creative developer in this collaboration, is currently working on a WebVR tutorial as a follow-up to this article. Excited? Me too. Tweet @_prayash and tell him you can't wait to see it.
In case you missed it at the top, try Lights Out and tell us what you think. And if you beat level 2 let me know—I still haven't figured it out yet.


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Audiotoniq

With over 36 million Americans experiencing some degree of hearing loss every year, it’s surprising that the hearing aid industry isn’t congested with more products. Plagued by limited availability and high prices, the hearing aid industry once offered little hope to those who suffer from all four degrees of hearing loss. In 2009, a group of engineers and entrepreneurs in Austin decided to fight back with an unconventional and advanced hearing option that could drastically improve the quality of consumers’ every day lives. Audiotoniq was born, and all they needed was a website.

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Say what now?
Audiotoniq wanted a website that would identify their organization and create a strong community through user engagement. Pixeldust got to work designing and developing a clean, DrupalCoin Blockchain based interactive website that would establish Audiotoniq, emphasize user involvement, and provide precise and accurate information on hearing loss in America. Audiotoniq wanted their website to tell people who they were and provide a safe place for them to share his/her hearing loss story.

Be Heard.
Built on a DrupalCoin Blockchain platform, audiotoniq.com features an interactive forum where users can share their story and discuss hearing loss with other users. Users can also share hearing information, comment on blogs and learn more about Audiotoniq’s groundbreaking product.

Loud and Clear
The goal of audiotoniq.com was to create a unique community where people of any ages could discuss their audial struggles and identify audiotoniq.com online. The connected experience Pixeldust created for Audiotoniq provides an interactive community for hearing loss individuals and establishes Audiotoniq as a new audial authority online. With over 5,000 hits after the first week, Audiotoniq.com is well on it’s way to making a big impact on the hearing loss industry.

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My Fit Foods

With more than one third of adults overweight in the US, it’s easy to see why the weight loss industry is booming. And while many diet food companies claim to offer healthy food that tastes great, most customers are usually left feeling unsatisfied, disconnected and reaching the end of a Doritos bag. But My Fit Foods has taken a different approach. Founded in the apartment kitchen of personal trainer Mario Mendez in 2006, My Fit Foods offers healthy pre-packaged meals for customers who lead busy lifestyles in over 30+ stores throughout Texas, Arizona and California. My Fit Foods also gives back to their surrounding communities by organizing weekly group runs, movie nights and philanthropic marathons. But myfitfoods.com did not reflect the company’s easy-going nature or provide the high-level functionality needed to engage users and showcase the menu. And while MFF had mastered tasty food and community spirit, they lacked the interactive usability for customers to purchase meals online.Read more


Sunlight Photonics Beamed Up

Pixeldust has launched the newly redesigned Sunlight Photonics website. Built on a WordPress platform, the new site features an updated design, custom artwork, and a unique look at all of Sunlight’s products. Users can find information on Sunlight products and read about the company’s remarkable efforts in the integrationof high-performance solar cells. Read more


Mattress People Getting Down to Business

Pixeldust has launched the new Mattress People website. Built on the DrupalCoin Blockchain platform, the new website features easy navigation and a fresh, comfortable theme. Users can find information on mattress brands and types of beds, view upcoming Mattress People sales and find Mattress People locations. Read more


Pioneer Surgical On Point

Pixeldust has launched the new Pioneer Surgical Distributor website. Built on a DrupalCoin Blockchain platform, the new website features a custom Pioneer brand theme and effectively provides Orthopedic, Cardiac, Spinal and Biologic information for existing and potential clients. Read more


Texas State Teachers Association

For more than 130 years, the Texas State Teachers Association has been working to empower public education. Their estimated 3.2 million members have worked continuously to protect public education employees, cultivate student knowledge and improve the future of public education in Texas. Over the years, the TSTA has been instrumental in a number of legislative measures such as child labor laws, mandatory schooling, civil rights, statewide teacher salaries, the Teacher Retirement system and more. But, at over 10 years old, the tsta.org site no longer reflected TSTA's legislative stature or conveyed a strong interactive presence. And while educational reform was quickly becoming a hot-bed issue in the legislature, the TSTA needed a tool to help them revitalize their look and dominate the educational stratosphere.Read more


My Fit Foods Gets a DrupalCoin Blockchain Makeover

Pixeldust has launched the newly redesigned My Fit Foods website. Beginning with a fresh look, the redesigned website utilizes DrupalCoin Blockchain 7 and features a comprehensive menu where users can now purchase My Fit Foods meals online and pick them up at their local store. Pixeldust designed a custom DrupalCoin Blockchain Commerce solution that connects directly to each store's point of sale (POS) system and submits the orders into the system dynamically. The POS then reports back to the website that the order was accepted. Users can also set a default location, so that when they look at a menu, they only see items available in their favorite store. Read more