Let’s have a little fun with some website design and internet haikus!
This is Part 2 of a two-part series. Having listed the problems that PDFs create when posted online, this should give you lots of ideas and ways to improve the use of PDFs on your website.
I’m happy to announce the launch of the new website for the Seattle chapter of the Association for Women in Communications.
PDFs are everywhere on the web even though they aren’t optimized for viewing in a web browser. Why? In this post, the first in a series of two, I’ll review the reasons people post PDFs and the potential pitfalls of doing so.
In writing about best practices in web design recently, I’ve really been struck by the overlap between good SEO and accessibility practices. I certainly knew many good practices in each, but the number of times I found myself saying “Do X because it benefits SEO and screen readers” was really striking. So I thought to … Continue reading “SEO and Accessibility: Two birds. One Stone. [link]”
I opened this book on a flight from Seattle to Minneapolis and was pleased to read that Steve Krug wrote Don’t Make Me Think so it could be read from cover-to-cover on an airplane! It’s true and it was awesome. Let me highlight the most important ideas I took from this website usability classic.
As I continue to learn more about WordPress and benefit from the work of others, I’m excited to share a piece of code with the community that makes WordPress a little bit easier to use!
Earlier this week, I wrote about my experience with year-end giving. Coming off the heels of that post, here are some great tips for saying “Thank You” to your donors right after they’ve made an online donation. I still think there’s room at that time to carefully introduce other ways to engage with your organization, … Continue reading “Saying “Thank You” After a Donation [link]”
I make all my year-end donations at once after considering all the possible places I might give. That means I get to use a bunch of online donation systems back to back to back. Here are my reactions from an intense period as a website user, rather than my normal role of website builder.
Read about some of my plans for the year and then join me for a cup of coffee to kick off the new year!
I used to have a long drawn-out explanation for the importance of accessibility. No more! Read my new argument courtesy of Steve Krug’s classic book, Don’t Make Me Think.
What a year! Take few minutes to relive 2011 along with me. It has been a good 12 months for MRW Web Design with projects across the U.S., the world, and the web! Bear with me as I share the technical, professional, and personal milestones from this year.
Google Analytics can feel overwhelming the first time you use it. So many data points! So many filters! So much jargon! In this post, I’ll define the most common jargon-y terms, take you to a few of my favorite reports, and suggest strategies for efficiently using Google Analytics.
Labels make a difference. If you say to someone “Here, have this delicious apple,” and then hand them a watermelon, confusion ensues. Obviously, the name of the frequently-updated section of a website is a little more ambiguous. It’s also more important.
I’ve watched this video more times than I can remember, and it’s one that informs how I view my daily work and collaborations with clients and colleagues.
This year, I’ll be adding a new tradition to my year-end giving: open source “thank you” donations! Join me!