What I Do on the Daily According to the State of Alaska, I am classified as a Publications Specialist. To skip all boring narrative, I am a web and publications designer for the Alaska State Libraries, Archives, and Museums. To sum it up more, I design and maintain the webpages for my division. Additionally, I … Continue reading A “Day” in the Life of This Web Designer
It only took me until 2018 to finally apply flexbox to a project. Long after I’ve played with the new grid syntax, and continued to fall back on floats, I am finally coming around and learning flexbox. Each display value has its own strengths and quirks, but I’ll leave that for another blog post. Challenge … Continue reading From Float to Flexbox
Today (March 4, 2018) I had the pleasure of spreading awareness of web accessibility to other moms who code via a Moms Can: Code talk. Here are the slides for my presentation: PowerPoint slide deck PDF slide deck Archived video can be watched with a Moms Can: Code membership. Continue reading Presentation: Accessible & Inclusive Web Design
At work, I use Adobe InDesign a lot. It’s one of my primary tools as a Publications Specialist for the State of Alaska. However, it has been a weakness of mine to seek and destroy accessibility failures in my Adobe publications. Just recently, I started to face that challenge head-on and find ways to test … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways to Make Your InDesign Document More Accessible
Here we go again! I know what I’m in for this time, which makes me wonder if I can do it again. I also had the advantage of my son’s naptime last go-around, but not this time. On my second round of 100 Days of Code journey, I hope to stay more focused and project-oriented. … Continue reading 100 Days of Code: Round 2
What can you accomplish in 100 days? Come listen as Amy Carney shares her 100-day journey and what lessons she learned about web accessibility during that time. Learn what happens when just an hour a day for 100 days is dedicated to learning and advocating for accessibility. Today (November 16, 2017) I had the privilege … Continue reading #ID24: 100 Days of A11y
Web developers have a ton of design and implementation choices these days. And, as the old saying goes, there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Recently, I was on a mission to create a custom heading for one of our division pages at work. Goal Replace the default LibGuides h1 for the page … Continue reading Text, SVG, or JPEG?