thoughts

Stuff I notice. Not exactly a blog.

screenshot of improved government form.
 

Improving an online government form

I’ve had to fill out the FAFSA many times, and it seems I forget every year that I have to choose the Parent 2 radio button to get the signature recognized. The error message only states that the username and password aren’t correct but doesn’t hint that maybe I’m not Parent 1. And the form […]

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cartoon type drawing of an employee day at work
 

Website UX Approach

This project was the beginning of a redesign for a client site, which we were handling in-house. I guided the proposed structure and worked closely with the team to identify audience needs and expectations. 

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WordPress coding example

Curious about how I write code? Here’s a peek inside a project that uses the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to make it easy for editors to add content while allowing the site to maintain design consistency.

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WordPress category archives when the category only has one post

A client site uses custom post type taxonomies to set up a few distinct sections. The category archive page typically lists all post titles with a link, but there was one category that had just one post. In that instance, it would be nice to save the viewer a click and show the post directly. A […]

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Repeater fields in a field group using ACF with WordPress

This challenge was brought to me by the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. I love this plugin and use it a lot. It’s especially good for instances where a page or post needs specific info, so entry fields can be set up to get the info the way it’s needed. The need: a page template that […]

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magic wand above a pile of documents
 

One brief to rule them all

An effective way to make sure meeting decisions are productive: Have a short creative brief that is read at the start of every project meeting.

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