BADCamp 2020 gave me a virtual stage to share stories and insights from my life as an activist, along with insights I think could benefit anyone working in a team. I dedicated years of my life to causes that matter to me. When I transitioned into working for a Drupal web development agency as a project manager, I thought I would be starting from scratch. I was wrong.Read more
Occasionally, you meet people in life that you just can’t wait to show off to your friends. Not to brag (too much), but that’s our team. Work relationships can feel like a random puzzle of personalities locking away chemistry and collective intelligence. But when you have quality people, the randomness is a feature not a bug. We’re privileged to share our work lives with folks so varied and inviting. We’re bonded by an expertise and love for our craft and by a desire for that craft to be in service to others.Read more
Drupal is known for being secure and a good tool for building websites with high privacy standards. However, many websites load third party scripts, which can gather a lot of data about your website visitors with one or more third parties. We review a browser plugin that disables third-party scripts.Read more
Many people are newly working remotely during the pandemic and have had to drastically change how they work in the past several months. It has been stressful, but there are some silver linings in our current situation.
For instance, three years ago I made the transition to remote project management because I was drowning in a daily commute. It really changed my life to get nearly two hours a day back. Also, the flexibility was a real bonus for me, so I could walk my dog Max or take a yoga class.Read more
Do you feel distracted by a suite of automated tools, pages of report data, and feedback on work that was designed and developed weeks and weeks ago? If your antidote achieves #WCAG 2.1 AA conformance, you may be leaving more people behind than you think.
Accessibility and digital inclusion can be easier.
Authentic digital inclusion means ensuring that every end-user can actually use a digital asset as designed and intended. Let’s start there.Read more
For one of our wonderful clients transforming education, this moment was the stuff of nightmares. Gateway Public Schools scheduled their annual community-building family fundraiser for Saturday, March 14, two days before the Bay Area officially began sheltering in place due to the spread of COVID. So, theirs became one of the first of many nonprofit galas and fundraising events that would need to move online.Read more
For the past year at Kalamuna, we have, slowly but surely, been working on refreshing our brand. Over much discussion, internal and external collaboration with branding agency C42D, and iteration, we ended up with a guide that laid the groundwork for our new brand strategy and visual identity system. This guide, however useful, was quite limited as a PDF. While PDFs are sufficient for viewing elements in practice, we require greater control over the properties of elements to easily duplicate and modify them across different projects and use cases.Read more