Stuff I notice. Not exactly a blog.
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 […]
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.
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.
Accessible web content: small changes make a big impact
For me, design is not just how something looks, it’s also about how it can be read. Small changes to web content can help your users.
CSS grids—a tool to use
Web design is not a static field. Here are some design/development links for emerging topics.
User journey maps
Interesting video on how users work their way around a web site
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 […]
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 […]
Tweaking Shinola’s website while browsing
It’s not my site but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to make it better.
“Never assume anyone is as smart as you” is actually great advice
Web usability by way of an amusement park
Playing with grids
Testing my design chops by converting a print layout to a responsive web version.
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.