It’s been well over a year now since I started Dazzle Zone with starry eyes, excitement and big plans for an awesome blog focusing on UI/UX and the secrets to creating dazzling apps.
I was hoping to post at least fortnightly, include lots of useful samples and really help people with what can be a daunting subject, especially if you are a software developer who rarely works on front-end apps or who doesn’t feel particularly “artistic” or visual-oriented.
Then just as soon as I launched the rocket, it nose-dived and came crashing back down to Earth. I got sick. Very sick. And for more than a year I was in and out of hospitals and only able to tweet occasionally or like and retweet the work of others.
Dazzle Zone lay dormant and you’d be forgiven for thinking it was dead and buried or simply abandoned.
Fortunately my health has recovered, at least to the point where I can re-launch this rocket and make it even greater than my original dream.
The new Dazzle Zone is here and I hope it will become helpful for many people.
JavaFX has undergone some significant changes since I first posted and is now looking extremely healthy and being adopted more widely. This is thanks mainly to Gluon who are actively maintaining OpenJFX and have made the seemingly impossible dream of enabling JavaFX to run on mobiles and tablets a reality.
Unity had to be included in my toolkit selection simply because of its enormous capabilities for producing everything from AAA games to enterprise apps. I am also a foundation member of GameDevHQ which provides a huge amount of added goodies to get you pumping out amazing creations with Unity.
Check-out the GameDevHQ membership plans and choose to go Pro for a wealth of epic Unity assets, courses and other very useful material.
Qt has an excellent IDE named Qt Creator as well as a 3D Studio enabling creation of a vast array of kinds of applications.
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I truly hope that Dazzle Zone will become a vital and very useful resource for anyone involved with UI/UX development. I welcome comments, both constructively critical and encouraging so please get involved and let’s see where this goes…
John-Val Rose (@Rosethornian)