Thrillworks - January 28th, 2014

New Hires & Anniversaries at Thrillworks

Firstly, introducing the new guys! Brad Beaulieu is new to the development team, fresh from Seneca College where he studied web. He joined our team in late December 2013 as a Web Developer. Lauren White is our new in-house marketing copywriter coming to us via high recommendation and has written avidly in various capacities for …

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Thrillworks - November 19th, 2013

Doing what we love

An agency doesn’t become successful by working on its own stuff; it does so by doing great work with clients. That’s pretty much been the norm at Thrillworks since I started here nearly four years ago. In that time I’ve been a part of many exciting projects; from microsites to complete redesigns, from responsive sustainability reports to …

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Thrillworks - August 22nd, 2013

Best Practices for Creating Optimized Web Content – H1 Tags

August 22, 2013 H1 tags have a similar function to the title tag of a webpage. Relevant headings help users and search engines understand your content by using applicable keywords and a succinct top-level message for the page. A good heading should speak the language of the audience, catch their attention and offer value. Misuse …

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Thrillworks - July 26th, 2013

It’s safe to say we’re Responsive

July 26, 2013 Responsive Web Design (RWD) is the biggest thing to happen to the Internet since the advent of dancing-baby-gifs. In fact, Google has not only endorsed this as their favoured way of developing mobile friendly websites, but they’ve also gone as far as giving a lower ranking to sites that provide a unique …

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Thrillworks - June 03rd, 2013

Thrillworks Inc. Ranks on the PROFIT 500 for the Third Year in a Row!

June 3, 2013 PROFIT Magazine released their list today and we ranked No. 168 on the 25th annual PROFIT 500. The PROFIT 500 is the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the Summer issue of PROFIT Magazine and online at, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five …

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Thrillworks - May 24th, 2013

New instruments for the Czech National Symphony Orchestra

May 24, 2013 Good thing I got that new tuxedo for my smartphone! Not only is this advertising campaign genius but it also sends a very strong message – the smartphone is no longer just a business tool. Smartphones have transcended existing stereotypes and infiltrated the less obvious markets, like the Orchestra. Hello Bank! a …

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Thrillworks - May 21st, 2013

Best Practices for Creating Optimized Web Content – URLs

May 21, 2013 Ranking well requires well-constructed and relevant URLs that describe a site and page to visitors and search engines. Constructing an optimized URL can lead to better crawling of your documents by search engines and also aids usability. A URL consists of many components – URLs should be descriptive and brief. If …

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Thrillworks - May 09th, 2013

Developing and Testing sites for High Pixel Density Screens

May 9, 2013 Our Lead Front End Developer Arley McBlain shares some of his tricks and techniques for developing and testing high pixel density screens. Lately making websites ready for any context is all the rage. Whether it’s a distinct mobile site, or responsive web design, you need to have a website ready for any …

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Thrillworks - May 06th, 2013

We won THREE 2013 Communicator Awards of Distinction!

May 6, 2013 We’re at it again! For the second year in a row Thrillworks has been awarded multiple Communicator Awards for the work we do. We always strive to deliver our best work on every project but it is still so exciting when that work is appreciated and acknowledged by others in the industry …

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Thrillworks - April 26th, 2013

Google Releases Universal Analytics to all Google Analytics users

April 26, 2013 In October 2012 Google released their limited beta of Universal Analytics to large enterprises to allow them to integrate their data and get a more complete vision of their marketing funnel. It’s no secret that consumer behaviour has changed significantly over the years. Consumers today use multiple devices to interact with your …

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Thrillworks - April 19th, 2013

Best Practices for Creating Optimized Web Content – Meta Description

April 19, 2013 There has been a lot of discussion that Meta Descriptions are no longer an important part of building a website. We are here to debunk that myth. Meta descriptions are about 155 characters long and appear in search engine results and with links shared on social media sites. The meta description is …

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Thrillworks - April 05th, 2013

Andy Patrick – Inspiration online AND in print

April 5, 2013 In October we announced that our designer Andy Patrick would have his personal site represented in Patrick McNeil’s The Web Designer’s Idea Book, Volume 3. Our copy has been delivered! He inspires us daily and now he will be inspiring the masses. We are proud of Andy and this amazing accomplishment. Get …

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Thrillworks - March 28th, 2013

Best Practices for Creating Optimized Web Content – Page Titles

March 28, 2013 Page Titles <title> The page title is the most important of on-page keyword elements. People often misconstrue page titles as being just the text that appears in the top of the browser window. They are actually much more than that. Page titles are used by Search Engines as the display title for …

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