My new favorite thing on the internet is Botnet… A little dose of perspective that we all need in our social media lives.
We went live with a new WooCommerce store on the Kitsap Conservation District website, for their annual Native Plant Sale… it’s a must-see, if you’re looking to do some last-minute Christmas shopping!
This is their first year taking their plant sale online, and they seem pretty happy with it. If you are interested in having an online store like this for your own business, especially if you are in Kitsap County, shoot me a message!
Many apologies for the deafening silence on the news page of Abell Smith Design these days. Here I say I’m expanding my blog posts, and I go dark for a couple months! It’s for a nice reason, though – I’ve been crazy busy lately! The bulk of my work has been for Washington State University Kitsap Extension, who do work on various programs involving small farms, agriculture, gardening, gleaning, water stewardship, nutrition, 4H, and other areas. Glad to work on so many admirable causes!
It’s gonna be a weird Apple Cup this year though, since I’m a Husky…
As a web developer who has made it a priority to help nonprofits and advocacy groups pursue their missions, I am always on the lookout for articles and stats that may underscore the value of a great website for those groups. Wired Impact is a great resource for nonprofits seeking information on redesigning their websites, and this article is a good roundup of some of the specific considerations that often get neglected by organizations when it comes to their sites. Among these considerations are color contrasts, ease of navigation, performance/speed issues, image quality, having effective calls to action, and making sure the site is responsive for mobile devices.
However, it might be easy to guess the reason for WHY these issues get neglected — they are just not as important as the everyday work required for a nonprofit to effectively further its cause.
Check out a recently completed website for client Kitsap Conservation District, who provide technical assistance and grants for landowners in an effort to facilitate conservation and address water and soil concerns. I’m proud that my work is helping to further this mission!