A well-designed alert banner will quickly and reliably catch the attention of your visitors when an emergency is in progress and direct them to additional instructions, resources, and updates.Read more
Let’s take a trip back to 1996. Bill Clinton was elected to his second term as president, and the Nintendo 64 was released in North America. People called the internet the World Wide Web and logged into AOL to check their email while tying up their phone line. There was not much else to do online, as Google, Twitter, and Facebook were not around yet (thanks Slate and Wikipedia for the time capsule info).Read more
We’ve recently had the opportunity to streamline the donation page and form UX for a client. There’s a good amount of information out there on how to do it well, but a lot of it is scattered, and one often has to sleuth up chains of citations to get to the source material. As is to be expected, applying general UX best practices and basic heuristics to any user flow gets us a good part of the way there, but the donation process—an important conversion for any organization looking to receive funds online— has some unique particulars, some of which might even be counter-intuitive.Read more
When organizations talk about what they believe in, it’s weird. A company, nonprofit, university, etc. isn’t a person, it has no singular moral “self” who would value anything. So how can a group’s values communicate anything authentic? How do you faithfully articulate the shared values of a set of co-workers? Over the past year we’ve been rebranding Kalamuna, and part of that has meant asking ourselves what we value and what of those values we share.Read more
This October at the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp,) we soaked up Drupal talks, gave a few of our own, high-fived friends, and fomented literary political activism. How? In line with this year’s circus theme, we turned our sponsor booth into a place for BADCampers to step right up...and send messages to their elected representatives. It was also a chance for folks to talk with others about those messages and direct our swag budget to one of three nonprofits. Find out who BADCampers wrote to, what they had to say, and which nonprofits got our swag money.
Interested in online style guides and static site prototyping? This year at the Drupal North conference in Toronto, I spoke on the topic, and we’ve got the video of the presentation right here. I'm hoping that by watching you'll understand how you can quickly develop the front-end of your digital product and deliver overall better work with our prototyping tool, Kalastatic.
Drupal North is a 3-day conference focusing on a variety of Drupal related topics and the community that drives the Drupal project. It’s happening next month, and we’re excited that two of our team members will offer sessions in Toronto this year. From prototyping design-first Drupal sites to better visualizing Google Analytics, we’ve got a ton to share. Learn more about our sessions here and get ‘em on your calendar.Read more
It’s been about five years since Kalamuna opened its doors—long enough for us to have grown so much that we’re now rethinking who we are, what we do, who we do it for, and why. In group conversations about these topics, it came out that several of us volunteer outside Kalamuna, and we thought interviewing members about this work would illuminate how our individual values might contribute to a larger, collective point-of-view.Read more
We're proud to have been recognized by Clutch in their annual listing of the top creative, design, and development companies in 2018.Read more