Google’s Smart Compose Feature

Wow, Google’s Smart Compose Feature (while creepy) is super useful to complete emails faster. To use the suggest text (showed here greyed out) just click the tab button, and it fills in. Truely amazing.

Here is some description from “The Verge” regarding the feature:

Google unveiled Gmail’s new Smart Compose feature at its annual developer conference this week, and it’s now available to try out as an “experimental feature” on desktop. Smart Compose builds off the idea of Smart Reply, predicting what you’ll write next as you type in the body of an email.

To turn on Smart Compose, make sure you’re using the new Gmail, then click on the Settings tab in the top right corner. Within this panel, click the box next to “enable experimental access,” and then save your changes at the bottom. Once turned on, you should see a prompt the next time you begin a new email that tells you about Smart Compose and prompts you to press the tab key whenever you see a prediction you’d like to accept.

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Gallery Product Tags in Houzz

If you’ve ever remodeled part of your home, you’re probably familiar with Houzz’s inspirational library of interior design photos. Most of the work is posted by professional architects and interior designers, but for DIYers or other designers, Houzz’s product tag feature is very helpful. Simply tap or mouse over one of the floating product tags, and you’ll be linked directly to product information. This direct connection between inspirational browsing, and purchasing is a good example of offering value while boosting sales.

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Jason Davies Word Cloud Generator

It is undeniably fun to mess with word cloud generators, especially ones that will run in a browser and export an SVG. Jason Davies offers several settings in his Word Cloud utility, which make it super fun to use.

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Free People Style Guide

The Free People Style Guide includes a mosaic gallery demonstrating appropriate style choices for a variety of occasions. The gallery design has the effect of making the user feel like wandering down the page, through the looks, and into the details, which are accessible through the image zoom feature. Beautifully executed and inspired.

The Redesigned Melissa Joy Manning

Melissa Joy Manning has always had beautiful jewelry. With the redesign of her website, you can really see it. The site is dominated by large, clear, clean images of her products. The detail view offers even more visual delight with further detail, and ability to edit settings such as metal and stone selection. When the product is all about looks, a website that can get out of the way, and let the product shine, is a beautiful thing.

  • The #AnthroStyle Community Shopping Experience

    Anthropologie is helping users tap into a larger shopping community with their #AnthroStyle section. Images from their lookbook, and end users tags show together in a gallery view. Shoppers can view images, and shop looks they find inspiring. For users looking for ideas, without a real sense of focus, this feature is amazing. It helps to show outfits in context with different looks, and on real bodies.

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    Oakley’s Lens-Demonstration Feature

    Oakley sells glasses. Expensive, prescription glasses. Their interactive feature demonstrating the impact of cycling lenses on the cycling experience is top notch, and accurate.

    Drag the circle left, or right to see the improvement in the viewing experience. Rose colored glasses, literally.

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    Houzz’s 3D “In Room” Feature

    Houzz’s 3D “In Room” features allows shoppers who use their mobile app to position furniture and decore within their personal space. This feature, which was shaped with feedback from Houzz users during early testing, is available for over 300,000 products sold on Houzz. To use it, download the app for iPhone or iPad.

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