Month: December 2012

2012 has been a year of many accomplishments for us here at Radii. To celebrate the closing of 2012, we held our annual party, filled with good food, games, present and laughter. Enjoy a few snapshots below from our holiday party. We wish you the best that 2013 has to bring!

Danielle might be our resident diva designer, but her skills far surpass your basic design stuff. If anyone can take an illustration and work magic with it, it's Danielle. In fact, sometimes we think she knows a little more magic than she lets on: much of her work entails tedious, chapter-after-chapter, section-after-section catalogue work--and she still makes each page beautiful, whether it's through good typography, colours, layout or illustration. Her patience and sharp eyes make both our print and web designs better.

But design isn't her entire life. After work, Danielle stays busy working her magic through photography, reading up on Health and Nutrition (with the occasional novel a la Stieg Larsson), and working out with killer exercise routines and yoga.

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We recently launched the new Power Link website. Unlike many website redesigns, the new Power Link website refresh involved integrating two other service websites into the main site, including logins. Why was this so important? By integrating everything into the same site, we were able to provide a greatly improved user experience; now users can manage all their Power Link ongoings without needing to hit multiple URLS and use multiple logins.

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At Radii, we're curious folk, always finding cool things (sites), taking them apart and watching the gears spin (testing code) and putting them back together again (track changes). Especially in an industry that is continually evolving, we're constantly finding ourselves throttled by the innovations made out there on the web. Sometimes we're just thrilled to look back and see our own contributions. Every project teaches us something new; even a decade-old skill can be seen with a new perspective that lends us to create with a more effective frame of mind.

At the end of the day, every team member here at Radii is evolving in their skills, pushing the limits and range of their abilities. We're creating sites on the edge of responsive design, we're putting the latest SEO best practices into use, we're trying new techniques for interactive e-cards. We teach each other and learn from each other's experience. But as much as it's the spark of curiosity that keeps us inspired, it's caffeine and elbow-grease that keeps us skilled.

Of course, it's not just enough to bang your fingers against the keyboard and hope that something useful (or even good) will come out. You need a plan, a perverbial "road map." Here's our process of taking inspiration and turning it into skill.

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