Web Design

Why We Build Prototypes, Not Wireframes

By Mark Yiu

When you begin any website project, you’ll undoubtedly hear the term ‘wireframe’. Much like an architectural blueprint, a ‘wireframe’ is just that—a static, no-frills schematic of your website. Defining content organization, functionality, and navigation are just a few of the objectives behind wireframing. Intentionally left boxy and plain, wireframes are an invaluable tool in defining the purpose of any […]

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Digital Alberta Awards Results

By Mark Yiu

Last night, the 2nd annual Digital Alberta Awards was held in Calgary, Alberta.  We were honoured to be nominated as a finalist in the category for Best Digital Design for our work with ATB Investor Services. While we didn’t win, it was a great – if not, unexpected – surprise just to be recognized. We’re […]

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That's a Big Whiteboard: A Work in Progress

By Mark Yiu

We love a big whiteboard here at Top Draw. And by big, we mean 22 feet by 8 feet big. There’s just something innately primal about writing on walls. Ideas flow, creativity surfaces… arms flail in huge gestural sweeps. All without fear of being reprimanded by your parents. Maybe that’s why.

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RIP Steve Jobs

By Mark Yiu

Steve Jobs: 1955–2011 Today, the world lost a man, a father, employer, friend and colleague. Like so many, I can never say I knew him. I can only grasp at what has been revealed to me through biographies, articles and online media, and am therefore uncomfortable making statements about his impact on the world. But, […]