WordPress uses a technique called child theming to create a new design based on an existing theme (a set of files that defines a WordPress design). In June, I gave a presentation to the Seattle WordPress meetup about child theme uses and techniques. This post contains the slides of that presentation and an example of one recent project in which I used the child theming technique.
WordPress websites use “themes” to give them custom designs. Picking the right theme, though, is quite challenging. You can purchase themes, modify themes, or hire someone (like me) to design and build a custom theme. Each strategy has pros and cons which I’ll walk you through in this post.
This article is almost a manifesto for the various principles of inclusion, universal design, and accessibility, topics I recently blogged about. It’s very short and geared toward web designers, but anyone who uses the web at work would benefit from reading this. Plus, it’s in a fun statement/response format! Luckily for us, web designers are … Continue reading “Make Websites Accessible for Visitors You’ve Never Met [link]”
On the internet, websites are used in many ways and by many people that web designers may have never considered. In order to build a website that is accessible everywhere to everyone, it’s important to think about some of the privileges that many web designers share. In this post, I’ll share some common privileges and recommendations for best practices to keep in mind.
When looking at user statistics for your website, you might be left wondering, “how does my organization compare to similar sites?” GroundWire’s fabulous 2010 report shows the analytics landscape for environmental nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest, valuable data for everyone.
Many small nonprofits turn to volunteers in hopes of getting a free website. My experience suggests a better way forward. I’ve found a way that works for me and results in better websites and fairer compensation.
Thanks to an engaging session at the InfoCamp Seattle conference, I’ve clarified some ideas on successful collaboration and how to achieve it. I want to share it here in hopes of hearing other stories of collaboration. Do you agree with my thoughts? Got a better idea?
Most nonprofit organizations collect data on outcomes and stakeholders in order to write effective grants and fundraising pitches. How that data is presented, though, makes a huge difference in its effect on others.
By “visualizing” data in creative and engaging charts, infographics, maps, and more, you can really add some “wow” to what is otherwise a simple table of statistics.
It’s been a busy month for me. Alongside the launch of this refreshed website, I also launched UnSectored.net and built some badges for SlashOpen.net. UnSectored You can read more about UnSectored on its page in my portfolio, but, simply, it’s a multi-author blog about social change in the Washington, D.C. area created by my good … Continue reading “Two New Projects: UnSectored.net and Slash Open”
I’ve refreshed my site design, rebuilt it in WordPress, added a blog (Welcome!) and more. Get to know me a little bit more and read about what’s coming up on this blog. I felt like I had something to say, and I wanted to share my thoughts with you. Get a look at some of the upcoming topics on this blog. I think you’ll be interested.