Archive for Author: dan

A Happy Desk

Putting a little bit of effort into making your environment as pleasant as possible can go a long way. There’s obviously certain factors that might be out of your control, such as room size, natural light, artificial light quality, air quality, etc., but other factors are within your control. Here’s some of my advice on building a happy space.

For the past 6.5+ years I have been an integral part of the Manoverboard team. As Manoverboard’s longest running employee, I’m in a unique position to share some insights about this great company—how it evolved, and how it eventually grew to become the first B Corporation in Manitoba.

Honouring the Favicon

Have you ever noticed that many websites display a little icon in your browser’s URL bar and bookmarks? That’s a favicon (which is short for favorite icon). While often taken for granted, the favicon can be an outlet for creativity, and an opportunity for a web developer to put a “special touch” on a website. The smallest size of a favicon is 16×16 pixels (seen below). That’s really tiny!

Three months ago we proudly launched Serving.Green, our web initiative designed to highlight the impact that the internet has on the environment, and what we can all do to reduce that impact. Now that the dust has settled a bit, I’d like to say a few words about what we did from a development standpoint to make the site as efficient as we could, given our design objectives.

I was recently asked by someone if I could help transition their website over to SquareSpace, a current and popular website platform. Their current site was built from scratch, and running on WordPress, the world’s most prevalent content management system. However it was made many years before WordPress matured into the software that it is…

A Week in Peru

The first time that I heard the name Machu Picchu, I was 15 years old and it was the name of a racetrack in a video game. High atop a misty mountain, there were ancient ruins and terraces supposedly left behind by some ancient civilization.

Go-Kart Analytics?

Last year after volunteering our time at Winnipeg Harvest for our staff holiday party, we decided to conclude the celebration with a visit to the local karting track, Speedworld. In fact, we recorded the whole race on a GoPro—you can check out the video a little further into this piece. Speedworld is an indoor track,…

30 Days in Brazil

After touring around Brazil for a month with my girlfriend and her family, I can’t help but feel that up here in Canada, we are falling behind in terms of resource conservation.

As a member organization of 1% for the Planet, Manoverboard gives the equivalent of one percent of all revenues to select nonprofit partners that are benefiting the environment.

Manoverboard is a Certified B Corporation, which means that we meet ongoing, rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.