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Build Gamified Websites with PHP and jQuery

By : Detrick DeBurr
Book Image

Build Gamified Websites with PHP and jQuery

By: Detrick DeBurr

Overview of this book

Gamification involves the process of leveraging the features of real games into real life. A gamified website has the potential to increase user engagement, ROI, and learning. This book will help you build gamified websites with PHP and jQuery by making you understand the gamification design process to implement game mechanics in practical applications. Gamified websites are very popular amongst Internet users. The gamification of a web content draws users into action to empower them and help them develop new skills. Games engage user attention into the task and each task accomplished will mean the development and enhancement of new skills. This book will help you to apply the essence of games into real word applications such as business and education. Build Gamified Websites with PHP and jQuery aims at empowering and educating the users with an educational gamified website. The book walks through the process of developing a gamified website. Through the course of the book, you will learn gamification development process. The book emphasizes on the application of game mechanics to motivate the user. You will then use the Fogg behaviour model to influence the user behaviour. By the end of the book, you will see yourself building more engaging yet simple websites based on rational principles.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)

What makes "fun" fun?

So, what makes fun… fun? That's a very important question. If we don't know what fun is, how can we build it into our system? We need to understand that fun for one person is not fun for another person.

We need to define fun in the context of the person we are referring to. Fun is a different thing for different people. It depends on where they are in their lives. It depends on what is currently most important to them. We can, however, outline general ideas of what fun is. More importantly, we can capture the essence of those ideas. We then simply need to implement them where we can.

When we do things that force us to get outside of ourselves, we usually experience fun. When we stretch ourselves and go for it in an attempt to accomplish something, we experience a sense of joy. At the heart of this idea is accomplishment. Accomplishment is fun.

Many people find breaking their normal routine fun. When we escape our normal routine and surroundings, we generally find it enjoyable...