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Website Design for Effective Climate Change Initiatives

Climate change is high on the agenda! The United Nations is back in session and New York has also just hosted Climate Change Week. Let’s make the most of this and achieve real change—starting with your websites. If you’re an organization working to reverse climate change trends, how do you get interested people to find […]

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Long-Scrolling Homepages for Artists?

Why would you design an artist’s website with a long-scrolling homepage? Doesn’t that go against the minimalist “gallery” look? An early trend in website design for artists was to feature one work of art on the homepage and leave it up to the user (visitor) to choose to click a link from the navigation menu […]

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Non-Profit Web Design & Pivoting in Crises: Refugee Resettlement Organizations

There are nine non-profit organizations in the USA that work with the State Department to resettle refugees. This past August, as the Afghan evacuation took place with the non-profits receiving very little advance notice of the change in schedule, they were all suddenly swamped with the huge number of Afghan evacuees for whom they needed […]

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Client Highlights of 2020

So 2020 is leaving us. Just before it does, I want to give a shout-out to the people who’ve worked with us this year who’ve taken the opportunity to create work, to have websites designed and built, and to keep their online presence up to date with the good work they are doing. Below are […]

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Restore Net Neutrality—or suffer

What do we stand to lose if the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to repeal net neutrality is not overturned by the proposed Congressional Review Act? Why we need a yes vote from the House of Representatives and what you can do.

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GDPR. May 25. What does it mean for your website?

Plenty of people are worrying about whether or not their website needs an adjustment to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation. Here’s what you need to know.

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Amazon, Google, Facebook… Are you Listening?

The New York Times reported today that Amazon and Google are applying for patents to be able to legally listen in to random conversations through your home-based and mobile devices. Coming close on the heels of the Facebook/Cambridge Analytics data breach, this rather darkly adds to the growing unease with the sense that we’re all […]

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Facebook’s 2018 “Pages Feed” Change

Facebook has changed its algorithm again. The organic reach of pages is being moved to a little area called “Pages Feed” under “Explore”. Plan B for managers of Facebook pages: either use Facebook advertising to continue reaching people’s news feeds or treat your page as a different kind of resource.

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The Gig Economy: do we love it?

I read something recently to the effect that our being required “to continually reinvent ourselves for work and to anticipate constant change and to celebrate that as freedom” is the ultimate tyranny. Some thoughts on whether tyranny and freedom are mutually exclusive…

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Google wants you to migrate to HTTPS

Google is warning all owners of websites to migrate to HTTPS to improve the security of online activity. Failure to make this change before October will result in red warnings appearing on insecure web pages and a drop in page-rank for your website. Migrate before October to protect your website’s security and effectiveness.

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Best Image Sizes for Your Website or Blog

Every image situation on a website is different but you always want your images to look good and to load quickly. Here we consider different priorities for different situations to help you get the best results for your website.

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how to resize images for your website in photoshop

If you upload images from your camera directly to your website, you’ll probably end up with one or both of the following two problems: (i) the images will be extremely large in terms of file-size and make your page load slowly (this is annoying to your visitors and will cause people to abandon your site […]

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