Armadillo Studios Inc.

The Redesigned Miles Davison Web Site Launches

Early this year, we were pleased to announce the launch of our redesign for Miles Davison LLP (“milesdavison.com”:http://www.milesdavison.com).

Miles Davison Redesign - 2012

Miles Davison LLP., is a long standing and established legal firm within the city of Calgary. They are a versatile organization with a wealth of expertise, which pride themselves on their close-knit relationship with their clients. In 2011 they approached Team Armadillo to help create a new online home for the firm; one that would not only modernize their online presence, but also better reflected their corporate culture. (Read More…)

Team Armadillo Launches BrianJHoltby.ca

Earlier in December, Team Armadillo was approached to develop a web site for potential _Progress Conservative Calgary-Currie Nominee_, Brian Holtby. His campaign team needed a quick and clean web site built within a short time for the beginning of the PC nomination season. Using some of the already existing branding, Team Armadillo was able to put together a couple of intense days of work to craft a “full-fledged web site for Brian and his campaign team.”:http://www.brianjholtby.ca

Brain J Holtby - Campaign Site

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The Big Switch From Written Manuals To Video Tutorials

*Armadillo Studios* has always prided ourselves in creating great personal relationships with all our clients. Our philosophy is to view our clients not as customer, but as members of a big warm happy family. One of the techniques we have used to build that type of relationship is to provide a fantastic suite of personalized support with all our products. One of our key elements has been the creation of customized manuals to accompany all our web sites.

When we first started creating these manuals, things were a bit simpler. WordPress was a very standard tool and our client pool was much more manageable. But as our sites have became more complex and our client base has grown, it has become more difficult to provide comprehensive instruction manuals that cover all aspects of our clients products.

So like any good company we have chosen to grow and adapt. Since the beginning of September we’ve taken the bold step towards *developing customized video tutorials*.

The Big Switch From Paper To Video Tutorials

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Introducing The 5th Anniversary Stickers

As mentioned, Armadillo Studios “will be turning five on August 31st”:http://blog.armadillostudios.ca/article/what-does-armadillo-studios-do. To celebrate five great years of providing top-notch web design services to the masses, we decided it was time to redesign our ever popular *Armadillo Stickers*.

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Since 2008, our initial run of stickers has been a massive hit with everyone. We’ve shared them with friends, clients and numerous associates at a variety of networking events. And like any good batch of stickers, they’ve “randomly” appeared on the back of laptops, toolboxes and exotic locations all over North America. (Which is something we would _never_ encourage… well, at least not publicly). But as we continue to move forward, we realized it was time for a bit of an upgrade.

So with that, we present the *2011 edition of our much beloved stickers*.

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Printed by our good friends at “JakPrints”:http://www.jakprints.com/sticker-printing/ on their gorgeous vinyl stock; this latest rendition once again places Milo, our company mascot, front and centre. This design has incorporated a unique five year crest to give the stickers a more retro feel. This new crest features the company name, web site address and also five subtle stars. The five inner ring stars, alludes to our very first branding scheme, the Armadillo Star, and also represent a single year of existence as a design outfit. With this edition we’ve also included plopped our name and web site address right smack in the middle of the design. This of course, is a pretty novel idea that was glaringly missed in our first sticker incarnations. And as always out stickers leverage our unique mint green and chocolate brown colour palette

We’re really proud of how these edition turned out and we look forward to sharing them with everyone

So How Do I Get My Hands on Some Stickers

Simple, just send us a note!

If you’d like a batch of stickers, get in touch with us through our twitter account (armadillostudio), our “Facebook Fan Page”:http://www.facebook.com/armadillostudios or just contact us through our main web site. If you’re really keen and willing to share the Armadillo Stickers love, we’ll forward on a nice batch straight to your door step.

Stampede Wallpapers 2011: Carnies Edition

It’s well known that Team Armadillo is unapologetically proud to be Calgarian. So with the 2011 edition of the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede officially kicking off today, we thought it was time revive our much loved *Stampede Desktop Wallpapers*.

This year we’ve kicked our designs up a notch.

Instead of two we now have four brand spanking new designs (including a Twitter design for the #yyc crowd) and we also have iPhone/iPod Touch compatible designs. Similar to last year, the designs leverage “Veer’s amazing Calgary Font”:http://www.veer.com/products/typedetail.aspx?image=UMT0000326 (Civic pride for the win?) and “GoMedia’s Western Vector Pack”:http://gomedia.us/arsenal/#set9.

So for your enjoyment here are The 2011 Armadillo Stampede Wallpapers!

Stampede Wallpaper - The ZZZZZIPPER

The zzzZipper! Built by Carnies… Held Together By Love!

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Calgary Stampede Wallpaper 2011 - Scewdrivers at 8am.

Screwdrivers at 8am… GIDDY-UP!

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Calgary Stampede Wallpapers 2012 - Bolo Ties...

Bolo Ties… The Original Hipster Accessory!

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#YAAAHOOO #yyc

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*A very special thank you goes to Jamie Rennie & Louis Ducharme for their great suggestions this year. We changed them up a bit, but to thank you we’ll be send you a batch of our brand spanking new stickers!*

Happy Stampede Everyone

Moving Forward with Web Fonts

In the past, we’ve talked about the emerging trend of web fonts. In particular, “our posts during SXSW 2010”:https://www.armadillostudios.ca/sxsw10-the-big-trend-is-web-typography/ were glowing with the potential of this new trend. But oddly enough, up until our last couple of projects, Armadillo Studios has made a concerned effort to take this latest trend with a side of caution.

_Why?_

Well let us explain.

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