Chronicle I

This is post 1 of 7 in the series “MRW Web Design Chronicles”

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!”


Here in Seattle, we’ve been having beautiful spring weather!


Yesterday, I went on a long walk at the University of Washington arboretum where I checked out the amazing tree recently-exploded by lightning!

Feature A Page Widget

The 2.0 version widget form

I’m thrilled to announce that I finally released v2.0 of my most popular plugin, Feature a Page Widget.

The new plugin has new options, more powerful developer features, and a sleeker more “WordPressy” interface.

This plugin was more than a year in the works and it’s so exciting to get it out the door and onto new sites.

Before launching it, I was terrified I had missed something and sites would break on the update, but so far, so good!

Yellowstone to Yukon Redesign

Though I did my work on this last fall, the Yellowstone to Yukon’s new website launched recently. I did the design work on it, and we focused on making it cleaner, brighter, and easier to read. They had access to beautiful photography and we made sure it was well-featured on the site.

Yellowstone to Yukon home page

PEPS Refresh

I did the design and “front-end” development on the new site. The design work was kept minimal: just a new front page design and then cleaned up typography, white space, and colors. The big win of the project was that the new site is “responsive,” working well on small screens as well as large. This comes just in time for Google’s major increase to the importance of “mobile-friendliness” as a ranking factor for mobile search results.

PEPS Home Page

Invitation: Speed Geek

Wednesday, May 6, I’ll be among the many #nptech-ies presenting at The Impact Hub Seattle for a “Speed Geek” event! If you’re in Seattle, available, and interested in nonprofit technology, come learn more about the great work happening in Seattle. Registration is required but free!

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