As I keep working with the block editor in WordPress, I often find ways to improve my code’s efficiency and maintainability. Here are a couple tricks for working with Block Patterns that will make a developer’s life much easier.
Since websites are used to communicate with people, they show up all over the place! These three sites I helped build ended up in some pretty cool places this year.
I finally found a chance to present about my approach to implementing WordPress using the new(ish) Block Editor at my local developer meetup.
There are almost no universal must-haves for a nonprofits website. Organizations need a site that has just enough information and the bare-minimum features required to support its mission.
The third and final full day of the Washington State Nonprofit Conference was filled with big picture thinking about the role of nonprofits and how to effectively move organizations toward justice, diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and belonging.
The second full day of the Washington State Nonprofit Conference included a really engaging conversational keynote, my nonprofit website Ask Me Anything, and a session on photography.
I’m actively participating in the Washington nonprofit community at the 2021 Washington State Nonprofit Conference. The sessions I attended on the first full day were focused on historic racism in the nonprofit sector and philanthropy and what we need to do about it.
One of my clients was recently targeted by a well-constructed phishing scam. Let’s learn how to sniff these out and protect ourselves.
And that’s a wrap! The third and final day of 21NTC was a whirlwind of information, ideas, and connections. I watched presentations inclusive facilitation, long-form content, and equitable project management and design. But the keynote was the clear highlight of the day with a critical message for us all.
21NTC kept the learning and connections flowing! Here are my notes about web accessibility, diagramming as a tool for communication, iterative website improvement, and a few nuggets from a keynote conversation by Nikole Hannah-Jones.
Day 1 of NTC had me learning about discriminatory “race blind” AI, how to build equitable structures and a better nonprofit sector, consent in user experience design, more accessible data visualizations, and, of course, WordPress!
I just had another post published on the CSS Tricks blog! This one shares why click-triggered submenus are better than ones that appear on hover, complete with diagrams and a demo!
This week, I give you a quick peek into my end-of-the-week routine and talk about how it helps me stay focused and productive.
In 2020, I launched eight websites for clients new and old. They each posed interesting challenges that resulted in a unique array of sites I’m proud to share.
Now that I’ve been at this whole freelancing thing for a long time, here are many of the lessons and tips I’ve learned. I hope they can help others be more successful and provide better service to their own clients.
Facebook is killing off easy embeds for Facebook and Instagram. It’s another blow against the free flow of information and privacy online.