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Waterfall v.s. Agile – Which One Will Work Best For Your Project

We all have experienced moments when technology has failed us. Most of us respond in one of two ways. We either decide to completely avoid the use of that piece of technology or we get resourceful and hack together some type of complicated system to make it “work” for us. Either way it’s not easy, not without frustration, and often not worth the time. During these technology fails we often blame it on a poorly built product, which it probably is. However, should our blame be limited to just the product? What about the process it was built in? After […]


Waterfall v.s. Agile – Which One Will Work Best For Your Project

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Why Writers And Designers Need To Collaborate

People like to know it all and do it all. Which is great, but there is no one that’s perfect at doing everything. That’s why collaboration is important. When collaborating, you’re taking your strengths and the strengths of another person and working together. In the end, you’ll have a more successful result. We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. – Ernest HemingwayClick To Tweet Why Designers Need Writers By Ashton Wirrenga In the same way writers need designers, designers need writers. Often times I find that writers are told precisely how to interact […]


Why Writers And Designers Need To Collaborate

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What Not To Design

This past year I took my first fully web-based class, Interactive Design. We learned the foundations of code and how to design for responsive applications, but what I remember most was one of our first projects. Our professor gave us the task of designing the worst website we’ve ever seen. It soon turned into a highly competitive project among my classmates as cats, rainbow gradients, misspellings, flashing elements, gifs, background music and so on began filling the presentation screen. As much as we all hated the sight we all created, we thoroughly enjoyed being on the opposite spectrum of design: […]


What Not To Design

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Road To Becoming A Graphic Designer – From Kid Pix To Photoshop

It was 1991. I was living it up in elementary school. Looking forward to recess, gym, my next perm and, most of all, computer time. I remember the day a new computer program was introduced to our class. “You mean we aren’t going to have to always play the Oregon Trail?” Not that it was bad, I was just tired from all the traveling with little food at a grueling pace with only 1 ox. Anyway, I was ready for something to fulfill my creative mind. Enter: Kid Pix. Those sound effects are so amazing… and the bomb tool? I mean come […]


Road To Becoming A Graphic Designer – From Kid Pix To Photoshop

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Meet The Todaymade Interns

This summer, Todaymade hired 4 interns. Ashton is the Web Designer Intern, Alex is the Javascript Software Engineer Intern, Cody is the CoSchedule Engineer Intern, and Krista is the Online Marketing Intern.  This post will introduce you to the amazing talent we brought on this summer. Ashton is a graphic designer and photographer. Her hobbies center around creativity and finding inspiration whether in the great outdoors on the lake, reading a good book, or traveling the world. She currently attends University of Northwestern – St. Paul in the twin cities where she has found intentional communities with lovely people and endless […]


Meet The Todaymade Interns

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Public Speaking Tips for the Non-Public Speaker

Let’s face it, public speaking is always a bit nerve-racking. It can be especially challenging if public speaking isn’t something you do often. Nervous energy is good if you channel it the right way,  just don’t let it take over the entire show. This post will provide you with some helpful public speaking tips by reviewing common pitfalls of public speaking. If you made a mistake in the past don’t worry about it, just keep putting yourself out there and practicing. Gaining experience is the best way to improve your public speaking skills.Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule Introduce Yourself Make sure you […]


Public Speaking Tips for the Non-Public Speaker

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It’s Your Fault Your Customers Expectations Are Ridiculous 

I finally got around to watching Gravity with George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. I had heard great reviews regarding the movie and knew they won seven Oscars. All this buzz increased my excitement for the movie as well as my expectations. Finally, last weekend I took a trip to Red Box and rented Gravity. Much to my disappointment it did not meet my expectations. Sure, the cinematography was beautiful, but everything else was not impressive to me. I even had the expectation of watching a movie with essentially only one character. Nonetheless, I was still expecting much more than what I […]


It’s Your Fault Your Customers Expectations Are Ridiculous 

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Code: Not Just For Developers

I remember back when I designed my first real website. I opened photoshop, set my guides to a width of 940 and did whatever I wanted within those guides. I understood a little bit about development, but design was my focus. I remember being completely excited when I was told that I wasn’t going to have to do any coding. All I would be doing is creating website designs in Photoshop and handing them off to a developer. Life was so easy. It has taken me a few years and a large portion of website designs, but now I know […]


Code: Not Just For Developers

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Owning Your Craft Means Improving Your Skills

Since I started working at Todaymade I’ve been extremely amazed with our team. They, of course, are all really fun to work with, but what really impresses me is their commitment to their craft. Each individual owns their craft. The culture of this office is not only to love what you do, but to excel at it. The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions. Alfred Lord Tennyson.Click To Tweet It’s an extremely inspiring office to be working in and it got me thinking. How many of us […]


Owning Your Craft Means Improving Your Skills

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The Best Bismarck Web Design And Development

Thousands of customers are looking for your business, and you’re hiding from them. It’s crazy, but true. People aren’t using phone books to find you. They’re using their smartphones. They’re using the internet. They’re searching and looking for you, and you’re not showing up. Here’s what we can do to help you: We build the best web designs around, right here in Bismarck, North Dakota. What does the best web design in Bismarck look like? Great web design is more than just a pretty site. We know web design, we know what customers want, and we design web sites that: Get found quickly by search engines. Look great on your […]


The Best Bismarck Web Design And Development

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