Build Your Own Technology Stack
Build Your Own Stack is an interactive infographic produced by The Software Guild. Stacks can mean many things in the tech field – they’re the languages, hosts, processors, frameworks, databases and more that make up a product, skill set or solution. This infographic will introduce the concept of technology stacks in a fun, shareable format. We’ll explore common web development stacks, software stacks, and the tech stacks of popular websites so readers can grasp the “meat” behind various applications.
Visual Communication - 70%
Design - 80%
Content/Script - 75%
Usability - 85%
The engaging visual theme of this interactive infographic intrigues the user to learn more and keep clicking through. It isn't very obviously about coding languages, though, and could use a bit of marriage between the two themes to be more clear. The navigation is intuitive as well, whether clicking straight through or jumping between sections. The metaphor could have been broken down a little bit more to allow the visuals to do more work, though — by just showing a fully formed burger in each case, the viewer still has to read the accompanying paragraph in one chunk to understand what they're looking at. Defining individual components of the burger one-by-one would be one tactic to create a more visual explanation for the viewer. In all we'd give this a C+.