Category Archives: web design

Time for a Refresh

Recently I decided the MEADOR.ORG website’s appearance needed a refresh. I don’t change the website’s appearance on a whim. This would only be the sixth change in its general appearance in the twenty years MEADOR.ORG has been online. But┬áI’d been … Continue reading

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Mobile site design tips

August 1, 2014 In the previous series of posts, I have outlined why the increasing number of mobile browsers being used on our school district websites led me to develop a new mobile website for the district. My next target … Continue reading

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Our district’s multiple personalities on the web

July 31, 2014 In a previous post I outlined how the visitors to one of our high school websites showed a dramatic shift away from large screen PCs to small-screen mobile devices. That led me to build a new mobile … Continue reading

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Fixing an out-of-touch district website

July 30, 2014 My previous posts outlined how I host and develop my various websites and why my two main sites for the district and the high school needed updating. Since 2009, when the current version of the high school … Continue reading

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The shift to mobile browsing means other shift happens

July 30, 2014 Yesterday I posted about how my various websites are a mix of hand-coded HTML and hosted free services. Google Sites offers an option to “Automatically adjust site to mobile phones” which will try to sort things into … Continue reading

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To HTML or not to HTML?

July 29, 2014 This post is a long history of my website development efforts in the school district where I work. I provide a thorough overview of the websites I maintain and how they are hosted and coded. This nerdy … Continue reading

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Unexpected Obsolescence

March 30, 2013 Planned obsolescence has been a driver of our consumer culture since the Great Depression. I tend to resist it with respect to durable goods: my car is 12 years old and has over 200,000 miles on it, … Continue reading

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