Development Journal

Seattle Public Schools Website Refresh

In Fall 2015, I began work on the district and school website design refresh for Seattle Public Schools as the project manager.

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The current design for the district’s home page.

The first step, plotting the project management plan, writing the RFP, selecting the vendor and moving the contract through the business and legal offices took about 6 months.

From May through the end of June, I have lead the user requirement gathering stage, which involved user and web editor interviews, focus groups and an online survey.

CCF 25th Anniversary Logo

CCF logo

Children’s Campaign Fund celebrated their 25th anniversary in 2015. It was a good time to revise the logo.

The new style moved away from the causal script font of the previous logo to employs a sans-serif font for Children’s and serif for Campaign Fund.


Development Journal: JavaScript

Here is my staging area for a couple JavaScript projects.

Time of Day

Here is a little JS within html page that loads different images and colors based on time of day.

Browser Detection

Here is a page that can detect Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE, Opera. However feature detection is preferable to browser detection. Browser sniffing is an unreliable tool because it is difficult to determine which browser to identify, there are many different browsers and versions, browsers often identify as others and maintenance is time consuming. Here is a short YouTube video with a chap to tell you all about “Why Browser Sniffing Stinks.”