When I found out I had been assigned to Manoverboard for my work placement as part of Red River College’s Graphic Design program, I had two goals. The first; I was going to do my best to soak up whatever insight I could, and the second; I was going to drink coffee from Little Sister…

Design Thinkers 2019

Jory and I recently attended Design Thinkers in Toronto. Design Thinkers is an annual design conference hosted by the RGD featuring talks by design professionals from around the world. The lineup included some huge names and some fresh ones, with presentations spanning a diverse set of disciplines across various industy (and industry-adjacent) topics. If we…

There is life outside of WordPress — shocking, I know. While WordPress powers millions of sites and we use it almost exclusively at Manoverboard,  there is simply no perfect way to build a site. (In every situation, it is important to assess requirements and goals and then to determine the most appropriate technical solution.) WordPress was and always…

News stories about the climate crisis are unsettling at best. The Brazilian rainforest is on fire. Arctic glaciers are melting at alarming rates. People in the southern hemisphere are migrating in massive numbers. Aquifers are drying up across the globe. Europeans, who we tend to think live in the bastion of Western comforts, have suffered…

As nervous as any student is when receiving their location for work placement, I was also completely jazzed to be placed at Manoverboard. I knew I really lucked out by being given the opportunity to be mentored by Andrew Boardman. I knew it would be the perfect learning environment for me.

Last year, my classmates and I in Red River College’s graphic design program had the pleasure of having Andrew Boardman as our Design History instructor, so imagine my delight when I found out that I would be attending my work placement at his studio, Manoverboard. Andrew taught us that design and designers are powerful and have shaped…

What is Gutenberg? Gutenberg is WordPress’s future default editor. It’s been completely redesigned to be similar to Medium and other “drag and drop” type editors. This allows bloggers to write posts that are more dynamic and interesting which can, in turn, engage readers. The Gutenberg editor (which you can try out in all of its glory here)…

Yes, you can maintain your own WordPress website and run into zero problems along the way. But that rarely happens. There a number of critical tasks that need to happen regularly to ensure your site maintenance proceeds well.

In 2018, we are revamping (or repurposing) the Purpose Project, providing a similar level of pro bono support within a slightly different framework. We learned a lot from last year and will be changing our application criteria somewhat.

About ten years ago, Manoverboard launched Lorem 2 in order to provide a simpler and all around better tool for designers and developers who wanted to acquire “Lorem Ipsum” content. What the heck is a “Lorem Ipsum” and why did we redesign Lorem 2?

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.