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Why We Still Need Girls Learning Code Events

I had the great experience of mentoring at Girls Learning Code event this weekend. The event was for girls aged 8-13 and their parents to learn HTML/CSS and build a website in one day. One of their core beliefs that I really support is that they don’t want to make it seem strange that girls […]

Look Over Here!

I’m over at ImageX writing these days – come over and check it out! Choosing a New CMS? Ask Yourself These Questions First Drupal Made Easy: 6 Tips For Getting Started 5 Signs Your Site Is Ready for Drupal 5 Student Personas For Your Higher Education Website Making The Pitch For A New Website So […]

4 Things You Didn’t Know About The Web

The digital world operates in its own timezone and it can feel hard to keep up. These quick facts point to important trends in our industry and we all need to strive to do better. 1. “If your site takes more than 3 seconds to load, users will abandon loading it.” @yeseniaa Ready to feel […]

The 2016 An Event Apart lunchbox.

3 Things I Learned At An Event Apart Boston

I was lucky enough to attend An Event Apart (Boston, #aeabos, this time) for the third year in a row this week. Once again, it was a great experience: industry-leading speakers, engaging content, and only one very loud venue emergency alarm (everything was fine!). It sounds corny, but I really do look forward to this […]

3 Things I Learned at An Event Apart Chicago

It’s #aneventapart time again! This year, I picked Chicago to attend because I’ve never been to the city and because the A Day Apart workshop was put on by Karen McGrane and Ethan Marcotte. I would listen to them teach how to dust properly, but the workshop actually focused on Responsive Design, which I’m about […]

The Web Is Not A Piece Of Paper

I have the privilege in my day job to work with three extremely talented in-house designers. I also work with many in-house clients who, while great to work with, often see the website as the last checkbox to check on a project and nothing more. I am often asked to simply “put it on the […]

How to Champion Web Standards And Other Unsexy Ideas

You might work in a small team managing your website or you may be flying solo as a freelancer. Either way, it adhering to web and accessibility standards can be a tough sell with either your client or your manager. So how do you go about selling the super sexy idea of standards? Connect Standards […]

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3 Things I Learned from An Event Apart Orlando

I just got back from An Event Apart (AEA) Orlando: Special Edition 2014. It was my first AEA and it definitely won’t be my last. But as my new friend Jessica neatly summarized, the “conference bubble will only last so long. I have pages and pages of notes, but here’s what my experience at #AEAOrl […]