AN ARSENAL of all the technologies I knew how to use were executed at the time. Since the project had no social or monetary repercussions upon failure, I decided to code many things I had not previously attempted to create so that the assignment would become a fun challenge for my own capabilities. AJAX was used heavily with PHP and MySQL to solidify a page-less experience. This project lead me to start studying real-time data processing, maintenance, architecture, and caching.
As the concept of posting a message and viewing it was similar to Twitter, the interaction design was influenced by it. The major differences were the fact no one truly owned the messages and every thanks was exposed to the world. The thank you cards updated in real-time and anyone could view them and share them via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Google+. The color scheme of the project follows a Thanksgiving inspired palette.