The lack of user documentation for open-source projects, like Wordpress and Drupal the two Content Management Systems we develop in most frequently at Raised Eyebrow, is a known issue. While a thriving user base and a good google search can often turn up answers to questions not addressed in documentation for a development team, that's not really a viable solution for end-users, in our case clients who are simply trying to maintain and manage their websites.
Woo-hoo! We've just learned that two websites we launched this year have won at the 2011 CUPE Communications Awards!
CUPE's awards celebrate top-notch communications in the labour sector, so we are thrilled to see two of our union clients - the Hospital Employees' Union and CUPE Local 79 - be recognized for their websites.
You know how the saying goes: the cobbler's children have no shoes. Ditto for the web studio and their website. We've historically struggled mightily with getting our own web house in order every 3 years or so and frequently get beyond a point where we're in desperate need of a retooling. The story is always the same: putting client work/client needs first. That said, we work really well with deadlines and our current one is Lauren's impending maternity leave. A date arriving all too soon, and not one with room for extensions.
For those who missed our September webinars, we now have recordings and slide decks available for your viewing pleasure!
We've attached them to the blog post for each webinar, so just choose the topic you're interested in:
This is a bit last-minute, but I just realized that I'd neglected to post here that I will be presenting our recent talk, "Redesigning Your Website? What You Need to Know," at tonight's Net Tuesday Vancouver meetup. Net Tuesday is a fantastic (and free) monthly event for Vancouver-area nonprofits and the techies who love them, and I'm delighted to be their guest this evening.
I'm excited to have been invited to speak to the Vancouver Webdesign Meetup group this week on a topic that's close to my heart: Asking better questions. In this talk, I go beyond widgets and code, and deeper than site architecture and design - to the root of what drives human interaction, and should drive technology decisions as well: function, meaning, delight and evolution.
The event takes place Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00 pm. More details here.