How to Prepare for a Web Project

Before you even think about RFP’s or vendors, get organized A web project starts long before the actual kickoff. Even before you secure the budget and go in search of design and development shops, there are several things you can do to get your organization ready to go and set up to have a faster, …

5 Questions to Ask When Budgeting for your Website in the New Year

Budgeting season is fast approaching. The stakes can feel high around this time of year as you manage your immediate workload while also trying to find time to project ahead. When you do find time, you may not quite know where to start.  

Here are five questions you should ask yourself as you pull out your crystal ball and look into next year.

The Advomatic Team Reflects on Drupalcon and NTC 2018

Two weeks ago, the Advomatic team divided up and went to both Drupalcon in Nashville and the Nonprofit Tech Conference in New Orleans – they happened at the same time this year. (A few of us went to both!) The short story is: We had a great time and met a lot of people and …

Promoting Inclusivity and Empathy at the Nonprofit Technology Conference

Given the divisive social and political climate, the Advomatic team has been thinking a lot about about how to recommit to concrete practices of inclusivity in our day-to-day life and work. These are conversations that come up regularly at our weekly team meetings and monthly social hours. So when it came time to plan our …

Diversity and Staying Grounded: Recapping Drupalcon 2018

It was great to get back to DrupalCon this year.  I really enjoyed the Con, and this was one of my favorite DrupalCons in the eight years I’ve been going. Drupal as a community is getting more serious about diversity. In the past, there’s been an undercurrent of people saying “diversity is good” for a …

A Week of Firsts at Drupalcon

I went to DrupalCon this year with the goal of doing things a bit differently this time. I’m a bit of an introvert with people at first, but I’ve been told I don’t come off that way. So, I decided to leverage that and just push myself through things that, in years past, I would …

Humanizing Accessibility: A Recap of the Nonprofit Tech Conference

I went to my first Nonprofit Tech Conference this year! As a heads-down coder day-to-day, it was refreshing – if somewhat exhausting – to spend time talking to new people working on so many cool projects. I was seriously impressed. My favorite moments were hosting a conversation about digital inclusion at the “Birds of a …

Design tips for lowering front-end costs, part two: Reducing complexity

Abstract image showing complex design

Last week, we discussed a few ways design deliverables can be made with the goal of streamlining the front-end development process. This week, we’ll address design complexity and how to simplify things with that same goal. Assemble page designs as a collection of modular pieces that fit together, and provide notes for any edge cases …