Armadillo Studios Inc.

The Enermatix Inc. Redesign

In 2007, Armadillo Studios was approached by the Enermatix consulting firm to develop an online identity and corporate brand. Within a couple of months we had provided a functional web site, a unique logo and the company’s promotional products.

Fast forward to 2009 and Armadillo Studios is happy to continue our relationship with Enermatix Inc. with the “release of their new redesign”:http://www.enermatix.ca.

The initial branding and corporate web site for Enermatix Inc. embraced a vibrant color scheme and a simple navigation, but after a few years it became apparent that the identity needed a small tweak; something to improve the web site’s usability and overall feel.

By inverting the color scheme of the initial web site, the new Enermatix Inc. site embraces a softer and more open feel. By enlarging the text and removing the boxy layout, this new design showcases a more approachable Enermatix Inc.

In addition, we have improved the navigation and placed key informational elements (recent articles, team profiles and contact information) on each page to allow potential clients easier access to the company. Elements of the Enermatix philosophy have also been showcased with graphical blurbs to grab the readers attention. Armadillo Studios has also improved the Search Engine Optimization to garnish a stronger audience for the company.

Armadillo Studios is once again proud to team-up with Enermatix Inc. to help improve the company’s image and to help enhance their bottom line.

Spectrum Land Services Launches

Four months ago, Armadillo Studios was approached by Dean A. Gould of Spectrum Land Services to develop a new online identity for this local Oil & Gas consultant firm. Always eager to take on new opportunities, Armadillo Studios has spent the past few months working to launch a clean and simple web site which emphasizes the company’s professionalism and experience.

Because of which we are happy to announce the launch of the new web site for “Spectrum Land Services Ltd.”:http://www.spectrumlandservices.com

The new web site for Spectrum Land Services Ltd. is designed with the end user in mind. It provides a concise a list of services, contact information and a detailed profile of Dean A. Gould’s experience. The new site also embraces the unique branding of Spectrum Land Services and features the logo throughout the design to enhance the firm’s new image.

We are pleased to have worked with Dean A. Gould and thrilled to add the Spectrum Land Services web site to our growing portfolio of Oil and Gas clients.

Glutastic.com

Working together with Caitlin Currie (a very close friend to the company), Armadillo Studios Inc. proudly launches “Glutastic.com – A new lifestyle site about living with Celiac Disease”:http://www.glutastic.com.

Utilizing the WordPress Content Management System, we handcrafted a template for Glutastic.com. With this site, Caitlin wanted to create a little enclave on the web to provide important information about Celiac Disease and the struggles of living a Gluten-free lifestyle to the 20-30 year age bracket. The catch was she wanted to bring the information with a lighthearted and positive outlook and provide more exposure to the disease in the Calgary region.

Utilizing Veer’s wonderful “Candy Script”:http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000254 and an assortment of vibrant colors we crafted an engaging and enjoyable layout. We designed this site to catch the eye while balancing the fine line between bright and intrusive.

In addition, to the engaging layout, we also included some helpful plug-ins to increase WordPress’ usability and to also increase the interaction with the site. We included an advanced Rich Text-Editor to allow for better control of the layout for the posts. We also incorporated social networking links, which allow readers to share their favorite Glutastic articles to their favorite social networking site.

So we encourage you to check in with “Glutastic.com”:http://www.glutastic.com and learn a little about the struggles and joys of life with a gluten allergy.

EmilNath.com

One of the first projects Armadillo Studios launched was for the Corporate Entertainment site “Empower Entertainment”:http://www.empowerentertainment.com. Almost two years later we are proud to launch our second project for Emil Nath.

With that we proud to release “EmilNath.com”:http://www.emilnath.com – The new home for Corporate Entertainer and illusionist Emil Nath.

This new corporate web site incorporates the floral design elements from the original Empower Entertainment web site, with personal headshot of Emil and Veer’s wonderful “DF Egret”:http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=DET0000191&WT.ac=home.081001.1.txt_img.luxury font to create a enticing atmosphere.

Our goal with this design was to provide a minimalist web site, which would focus on Emil as a performer while also providing potential clients a glimpse into his unique performance. We feel the subtleties of the fonts and layouts combine to really showcase his professionalism and his unique performance.

CalgaryPuck Revamped

With the aid of various members of their online community, Armadillo Studios is very proud to release to the world a new revamped version of the popular “CalgaryPuck.com”:http://www.calgarypuck.com.

As the largest online community for Calgary Flames Fans, “CalgaryPuck.com”:http://www.calgarypuck.com is a critical resource for many. On any given moment, thousands of loyal and dedicated hockey fans are utilizing their “extensive forums”:http://forum.calgarypuck.com to discuss a variety of topics and reading about the latest Flames game or draft pick on their news feed.

As a volunteer driven site, CalgaryPuck.com was in desperate need of a dramatic overhaul and web 2.0 update. With the help of the owners and members of the community; The Armadillo Team developed a customized WordPress theme which enhanced the readability of the site, while enabling a more natural navigation. This new theme also incorporates a snapshot of the activity on the popular forums and better integrates the site’s advertising demands. In addition, the Content Management System has simplified article publishing, while creating a usable RSS feed for frequent readers.

Armadillo Studios was proud to work with CalgaryPuck and is happy to contribute to this engaging community.

SpeedSpecialists.com Officially Launched

So after a few months as a temporary splash page, “speedspecialists.com”:http://www.speedspecialists.com is now officially live.

As mentioned previously, Speedspecialists.com is the new home of Concept 3 & Stefan Dalberg. This new site is designed to showcase the upcoming projects of Concept 3 (Commercials Production, Ice Boat Construction, & Upcoming Events) and the talents of Stefan Dalberg. It’s was built as a dynamic personal/corporate blog which incorporates embedded video clips of Concept 3’s commercial ice boating work and an easy to use picture gallery of their custom built iceboats.

Powered by the WordPress CMS, speedspecialists.com allows Stefan and the Concept 3 group to post news blurbs, add photos, and embed the latest video with ease. We’ve also added an RSS feed, a feature clip image and also a AJAX based Contact Us form.

We are proud to launch Speedspecialists.com and include it in our growing family of web sites.

Lion’s Eye Catering & Speedspecialists

February has been a very exciting month for Armadillo Studios and we apologize for the lack of articles and updates.

In addition, to securing new projects and preparing for the “2008 SXSW Interactive Conference”:http://www.sxsw.com, we are very proud to add two new web sites to our growing portfolio of work. Please welcome “Lionseyecatering.com”:http://www.lionseyecatering.com and “Speedspecialists.com”:http://www.speedspecialists.com to the Armadillo Network.

*Lion’s Eye Catering* is one of Calgary’s most popular catering services. At the request of owner Miss Monica, we developed a crisp new web site, which invoked the passionate cuisine of the company.

This new redesign incorporates the informative elements of the original site with a simple navigation system and a bright new design. In addition, it also includes menus for download, a versatile content management system, plus a personal and engaging layout. We look forward to working with Lion’s Eye Catering to help their business grow over the future months.

In addition, we would also like to welcome Concept 3 Inc. and “speedspecialists.com”:http://www.speedspecialists.com/ to the Armadillo Network.

*SpeedSpecialist.com* is a new temporary web site, which in the future will showcase specialized sports including Sailing, Iceboating, and everything in between. Utilizing a web log and viral videos; Concept 3 aims to utilize speedspecialists.com as resource for sailing and iceboating enthusiasts all over Western Canada.