Write Code?

Oct 22 2013

RD2 is actively seeking a Web Application Developer to add to our team in Dallas, Texas.

At RD2, we are focused on designing and building beautiful applications to connect brands with consumers. We have a place for someone who can work with our fantastic team and inspire us with their talents.

Ideally, you:

Are proficient in coding website front ends which render precisely to design standards Are proficient in developing front ends that are flexible and responsive Write code that’s clean, commented, and reusable Love to solve problems and rise to the challenge

Bonus points if you:

Like to play with APIs Thrive on standards, usability and accessibility

Adding to the RD2 team is no small task...

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Dumbo Feather Launch!

Aug 5 2013

There’s this place in Melbourne called the White House. It’s the home of Small Giants. A special company with a passion for making a difference. But that’s not something you can get from this simple post. Lot’s of people say they want to make a difference. But I’ve had the privilege of meeting and working very closely with Danny, Berry, Brendan, David, and the team at Small Giants. These folks are a class act. And they are indeed making a GIANT difference.

On the property you can smell the energy...

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Ford Canada Blog: 9 Artists, 4 Weeks, 2 Subways, 1 Fiesta

May 13 2013

Ford Canada, Sonic Boom, and RD2 have joined forces once again for a new and exciting promotional campaign highlighting the launch of the 2014 Ford Fiesta. Simply called, “24 hours of Fiesta,” nine local artists will be taking over two Montreal Metro subway stations for four weeks and display their own original artwork inspired by the 2014 Ford Fiesta, which will then change rotate every 72 hours...

Ford Canada Blog: Going Wild with the 2013 Escape

May 10 2013

Looking to use of the Ford Blue blog as a destination URL for their advertising and promotional campaigns, RD2 was tasked with creating a branded page that was in sync with the recently launched “Going Wild” campaign for the 2013 Escape. Luckily for us, there was more than enough good content to work with. Centered around the unlikely pairing of a rugged outdoorsman and his “over bear-ing” companion, Bear E...

Launch: Naked Pizza reveals all

Feb 27 2013

Pizza. That magical pie that has all four food groups in it. Pizza. That wonderful, round, savory food – perfect at childhood slumber parties or for pulling all-nighters in College. Pizza. Hot or Cold, it doesn’t matter.

I guess they are out there, but I have yet to find anyone who does not appreciate the beauty that is pizza. Even some of the pickiest eaters I know hold pizza in high regard...

Launch: Maxava maximizes availability with a new responsive website design

Feb 26 2013

Maxava is a company that is based on responsiveness. Their products help companies react with agility, “when every second counts for high availability.” The case studies of Maxava tell amazing stories about the challenges companies face today in the world of high available data.

When Maxava approached RD2 to help them update their website, we knew their next website had to be accessible to as many people as possible – it had to be responsive. Given the complex nature of their business however, crafting a new responsive website design involved a substantial UX effort to make sure that all content that was accessible on the desktop was also accessible on any device...

Launch: RD2 crafts a new responsive website design for The Funding Network, Australia.

Feb 18 2013

RD2 just crafted and launched a new responsive website design for Australian addition to The Funding Network. The Funding Network is a UK based non-profit that takes a unique approach to raising funds for other non-profits…LIVE crowd funding. Having had great success in the UK, the Australian branch is one of several offshoots meant to expand their ecosystem of giving.

With initial setup and funding still in it’s infancy, the Australian arm contacted RD2 to help quickly establish their online presence in a way that was in-line with their published promotional materials, and that would help build buzz about new projects...

Tips & Tricks: Creating better textures using CSS3 gradients

Jan 30 2013
Graphic Information is Everywhere

There are two fundamental elements that make up our world and how we understand the information in it: Texture and Color Gradients. These two elements play a vital role in telling us all sorts of information like whether an orange is ripe or whether a button on a website is clickable. In the world of the Web, texture is commonly known as “noise”. Despite it’s prevalent use around the Web, producing noise has always been cumbersome, clunky, graphic intensive.

Creating Noise

Noise is often used to help users distinguish important information from less important information. It is also used to give a website a unique feel or effect...