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Website Basics for Small Nonprofits Webinar & Slides

Last week, I had the pleasure of giving a new webinar for Washington Nonprofits. It covered a lot of information in just under an hour, and we got great feedback! So nice to be reassured that a SIMPLE start is o.k.! The site can grow over time! Webinar Participant The presentation specifically speaks to smaller … Continue reading “Website Basics for Small Nonprofits Webinar & Slides”

“Engaging” “Interactive” Websites & The Pepsi Challenge

As a web designer, one of my jobs is to understand people’s design preferences before I put pencil to paper and mouse to screen. Looking at other websites as examples of design is important but provide misleading reactions when it comes to make decisions. Using Example Sites to Guide Design Projects Looking at examples of … Continue reading ““Engaging” “Interactive” Websites & The Pepsi Challenge”

WA State Nonprofit Conference: Quick Wrap Up

Yesterday I attended the Washington State Nonprofit Conference for the first time. As I often do, I wanted to quickly report back on what I did and some quick takeaways. Beth Kanter on Nonprofit Self-Care & Burnout Beth Kanter was the morning plenary speaker to kick off the conference. She talked about burnout among nonprofit staff … Continue reading “WA State Nonprofit Conference: Quick Wrap Up”

Final Thoughts on Codeacademy’s Learn JavaScript Course

This is post 2 of 2 in the series “Learning JavaScript” I’ve worked on the web for well over a decade, but times change. I have an extremely spotty knowledge of JavaScript, an increasingly used technology on the web. 2018 is the year I’m hoping to really learn JavaScript. As I learn, I want to … Continue reading “Final Thoughts on Codeacademy’s Learn JavaScript Course”

Thoughts on Starting Codeacademy’s Learn JavaScript Course

This is post 1 of 2 in the series “Learning JavaScript” I’ve worked on the web for well over a decade, but times change. I have an extremely spotty knowledge of JavaScript, an increasingly used technology on the web. 2018 is the year I’m hoping to really learn JavaScript. As I learn, I want to … Continue reading “Thoughts on Starting Codeacademy’s Learn JavaScript Course”

Generating a WordCamp Application Review Form in Google Forms

This is post 1 of 3 in the series “WordCamp Organizing” I was the Speaker Team co-lead for WordCamp Seattle 2017. I’m really proud of the work we did, and the conference went fabulously. I want to share some reflections, ideas, and processes that helped us. Generating a WordCamp Application Review Form in Google Forms … Continue reading “Generating a WordCamp Application Review Form in Google Forms”