Sliders: Not the promised land

I was recently given my own 'Hunger Games' style nickname at the office: The Girl Who Hates Sliders. (Don't worry, nicknames and competition for the last cookie is the closest our office gets to a dystopian novel.)

 

Our clients often ask for sliders and I don't blame them. When I first started web design I thought they were a miracle solution. Here's what people think they're getting:

Covenant House Vancouver Now Mobile Responsive

 

This week we launched a very exciting project for our beloved friends and longterm clients at Covenant House Vancouver. While there's no doubt that their new site is beautiful, the really exciting part for our team was that with this project we got to help Covenant House become a leader in providing a truly mobile responsive website to help serve their own clients, as well as for easy use by supporters and donors.

 

2 Big Wins for our Clients at CUPE's Communications Awards

Woo-hoo! We've just learned that two websites we launched this year have won at the 2011 CUPE Communications Awards!

HEU.org screenshot

CUPE's awards celebrate top-notch communications in the labour sector, so we are thrilled to see two of our union clients - the Hospital Employees' Union and CUPE Local 79 - be recognized for their websites.

Free Talk Tonight at Net Tuesday Vancouver

Net Tuesday logoThis is a bit last-minute, but I just realized that I'd neglected to post here that I will be presenting our recent talk, "Redesigning Your Website? What You Need to Know," at tonight's Net Tuesday Vancouver meetup. Net Tuesday is a fantastic (and free) monthly event for Vancouver-area nonprofits and the techies who love them, and I'm delighted to be their guest this evening.

Better Questions, Better Websites: Free event for Vancouver web designers

I'm excited to have been invited to speak to the Vancouver Webdesign Meetup group this week on a topic that's close to my heart: Asking better questions. In this talk, I go beyond widgets and code, and deeper than site architecture and design - to the root of what drives human interaction, and should drive technology decisions as well: function, meaning, delight and evolution.

The event takes place Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm. More details here.

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