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Tech Tips, Tricks & Trivia

by 'Anil' Radhakrishna
An architect's notes, experiments, discoveries and annotated bookmarks.

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5 reasons to try Vocabulary.com


While there is no mention on the current version of the website about who created it and when, going by the records on Archive.org it appears to have started in 1998 by the husband-wife team of Jan and Carey Cook. The gamification of the site seems to have been done around the April 2011 period.

I learnt about the site from the English.SE Q & A website and I'm hooked. I have a few nits to pick though.

The way the scoreboard sticks to the quiz section, it seems there is something hidden below the quiz box. A small left margin for the scoreboard would make it a less distracting for me. 

A keyboard shortcut to move to the next question would be nice.

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Posted by Blogger Ben Zimmer | 12/28/2012 05:19:00 AM

Hi Anil,

Thanks so much for the post about Vocabulary.com. The site is run by Thinkmap, which acquired the domain and created all the content and features you currently see. Thinkmap is also responsible for the Visual Thesaurus. (I'm the executive producer for both sites.)    



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