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
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?
As posted by me on Codepen, 10/8/2017 Over the last few months I have dedicated a lot of thought and time to learning about web accessibility and how to incorporate it into my work. Just recently, I was reminded that web accessibility is just one piece of the design puzzle to make content available to … Continue reading Accessibility Starts Today
Thanks to Smashing Magazine’s CSS Grid Challenge, I was finally pushed to learn grid in all it’s glory and failures. Here is my submission left on CodePen: It feels good to finally get rolling with the new CSS Grid layout. And I am in LOVE! So much easier to arrange elements than using float hacks. … Continue reading CSS Grid Challenge