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06

May
2014

In Video Game
Website

By David Logan

Discovery Kids: Site

On 06, May 2014 | In Video Game, Website | By David Logan

Animax worked with Discovery Kids to reenvision what it’s digital footprint could look like in a world where kids are using mobile phones and tablets unlike ever before. We created a video centric experience creating a revamped digital network that highlighted kid-friendly content from the vast Discovery portfolio. The content is also searchable by themes – sharks, nature, space, etc. – and aggregates video, apps, games, articles and other content around those themes.

Animax designed and engineered the HTML5/CSS3 compliant website which utilizes a highly customized and scalable WordPress setup.  With a responsive design focused frontend, the site was built with the Bootstrap Framework so that it works well on devices of all types and sizes. Content and static assets, such as images, games and files related to the site design, are distributed rapidly with Amazon Cloudfront, which uses regional distribution.  On the backend, Roots.io takes WordPress best practices to the next level, allowing development with next generation tools such as Composer, Grunt and LESS.  A minimal number but efficient set of helper plugins were used to allow administrators to seamlessly manage site content.

In order to leverage the mobile and tablet-friendly relaunch of DiscoveryKids.com, Animax also developed a series of lo-fi HTML5 games. These simple one tap games featured Discovery Kids focused content including sharks, space, wild animals and nature.

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