Buttons have come a long way since the early days of the world wide web. We’ve gone from buttons mimicking the Windows operating system circa 1999 to large flat buttons with fully rounded corners we’ve seen increasingly over the past few years. In the example below, we can see how much button design has changed over the years.
In this time, designers and developers have gained greater freedom in the presentation and behavior of buttons. But there are fundamentals to user-centered button design that are consistent despite the ebb and flow of trends.Read more
FontAwesome is awesome for everyone, right? Well, not so much if you are a screen reader user… We took on a mission to make FontAwesome even more awesome for a client.
As a mission-focused organization, we want to make browsing the internet an experience that is available to everyone regardless of ability. So when our friends at Pantheon referred Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business to us to help resolve issues their internal accessibility audit had flagged, we were more than happy to take on the project.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
We were honored to have two members of our team present sessions at Drupal North this past June in the beautiful and vibrant city of Montreal, Canada. Drupal North is an annual, free, three-day conference focusing on Drupal-related topics and the community that drives the Drupal Project forward.
We were pleased to make new connections while also reconnecting with friends and peers. As always, it was also a privilege to be given the opportunity to share our expertise.Read more
Do a search for "personas" on the web and you’ll get a smorgasbord of smiling faces of all ages and from all backgrounds - and top results are all related to design, user experience, and agile. Demographic-based and often marketing-driven, personas are pretty mainstream and relatable - except when they’re not.
And like the web, personas are evolving.Read more
Last year around this time, to mark Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which takes place every year on the 3rd Thursday of May, we shared our list of favorite resources and tools that help us test and address the web accessibility issues that invariably crop up when we’re auditing, designing, and developing websites. We’ve updated the list this year with a number of great new tools and resources that we’ve come across in the last year.Read more
This October, come to our Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) booth to give your elected representative a piece of your mind. We won’t be holding members of congress captive at the Kalamuna booth (or will we?) but we’ll have plenty of other excitements there to keep you curious. And of course, BADCamp is a celebration of open-source software, so we’ll be giving plenty of Drupal talks. Read on to find out about those and our exciting booth happening.Read more