One of my favorite blogs, CSS Tricks, publishes a “chronicle” every once in a while to publish updates about what the author is up to. It’s a great idea and I’m going to steal it! The MRW Web Design chronicle will get you caught up on what I’ve been up to in tech, business, and, on occasion, “real life!” Coming … Continue reading “Chronicle V”
It’s really important not just to use headings when writing for the web but to use them correctly. Here are the most common mistakes I see when people try to use headings.
[W]e weren’t prepared for how much work it would take, and as our web design team moved steadily closer to launch our migration initiative fell behind. Yesterday, Idealware launched their new website. To promote it, they sent out a newsletter with some great lessons learned from the migration. I wanted to link to it, though, so … Continue reading “Idealware’s Content Migration Lessons [link]”
I was on a rather amusing reply all thread last week. Let me share my favorite replies with you!
A while back, I wrote about how I’m a “web conservative.” Recently, I was reading “The inaccessible web: how we got into this mess” by Mischa Andrews, and it perfectly described what I was getting at: When clients and executives and developers and — anyone, really — talk about digital innovation, do they always mean it? Or is ‘innovation’ also used to … Continue reading “Conservative Design & Development in “The inaccessible web” [link]”
Blue vs. Orange. Two “Donate” buttons went head to head in a click test. Here’s what the results said and what I still don’t know.
An excerpt of an email to a client describes the considerations I take when designing a “Donate” button on a nonprofit’s website.
Facebook found that video captions increase engagement by users. This is a great example of universal design in action!
I’m head-down on a bunch of projects and then taking some time off in July, so this will be the last post here for about a month. Here are two things to keep you occupied in the mean time.
Websites can be really expensive or really cheap. Do you know what the difference is? It can be hard when you don’t understand the technical requirements to build a feature. Here’s an attempt at summarizing some things to watch out for.
A question about a Fitbit got me thinking about making websites and the nonprofit sector. As we introduce data and analytics into our fields of passion, we must be careful to not lose the joy that got us started.
Solarize Northwest captures community interest in solar energy and converts it to real solar energy! Their new site is helping people learn about solar and sign up more easily for a campaign in their community.
It’s rare that I endorse a product on this blog, but I’m making an exception here. This won’t be a regular thing, which I hope says a lot about my decision to write this post at all. There were a good three years when I struggled to recommend a web host when people asked. After a while, I … Continue reading “Why I Recommend SiteGround Hosting for WordPress and Nonprofits”
Congratulations to 501 Commons on the launch of their long-awaited, mobile-friendly and streamlined refreshed site design!
Slideshows aren’t the new, hip things they used to be, and they never should have been! Now is time to cut the cord on your nonprofit website’s home page slideshow.
Now that I run a website completely devoted to nonprofit websites, some of the content that I used to post here makes more sense over there. That’s the case this week as I decided to write on the Nonprofit WP blog. I don’t want my readers to feel left out (I know I missed last week, … Continue reading “Spring Cleaning Your Website on Nonprofit WP”