web development

Community + Media = an awesome new website


"The mission of KDHX is to build community through media, with diverse and independent voices that enrich the perspectives of our audiences."

Here at KDHX we're finishing up a brand-new website. It's been a year-long project, starting from surveys, research, and whiteboard brainstorms and ending up with a website that will help KDHX fulfill its mission in new ways.

Comment from Howard Fisher on August 19, 2010 - 11:00am

It sounds like you had a really positive experience overall, Robyn. Would you be willing to talk more about it? I'm doing research for the Transmission Project on past Corps members' work involving database management and websites.

Almost a month late...


Hellooo DASCorps!

Work at NAMAC has been busy, albeit running smoothly. I had the opportunity to take a Web Design Intensive at BAVC, and am currently relaunching our site's new look (it'll be finished on Sunday.. http://namac.org). The intent is to make it a bit more friendly for navigation and usage. I also attended a free Bay Area Drupal Camp in Berkeley...

10 Tactics for Growing Your Community Online


Last week I attended an NTEN Member Appreciation Webinar entitled: 10 Tactics for Growing Your Community Online. As NAMAC's Online Community Manager, I found this webinar very helpful, engaging and well worth my time.

Site Planning: Tips and Resources for Planning Your Site


I cannot emphasize enough, the importance of PLANNING OUT YOUR WEBSITE. Before you can even start thinking about what the colors will be, you need to have a few things in place. 3 i can readily think of are:

Leveraging the Facebook API


Leveraging the FaceBook API



facebook was initially for college students

very little activity for people outside of formal networks (work, geographic region, school/college)

myspace is growing much faster than facebook

an API was released to the public for people to start developing it

Web Design Tips for Usability, Site Design and Accessibility


This is a resource I found for designing better websites. I took this from:

http://www.great-web-design-tips.com/ - a pretty straightforward url:)

How To Create an RSS Feed from Any Webpage


NOTE: I did NOT write this post. I found it on Robin Good's post: How To Create A RSS Feed From Any Web Page (you can scroll to the bottom of this post for the link if you like.

my (fall, winter) spring project


My big project of the spring went public today. It's called the California Inclusionary Housing Policy Database, and we introduced it like this: