At Kalamuna, we aim to design functional, user-centered experiences, but we also look to impress and delight when we can. Making something usable is a noble task, and one we take seriously, but just as chefs don’t aspire to make food that is merely edible, we aim to communicate our client’s visions and brands in evocative ways, connect to users emotionally, and do so with a certain sheen and polish. The task of translating all these considerations into visual design and interactions falls to me, Kalamuna’s Senior Designer.
It can sometimes feel overwhelming to keep up with evolving technology. If you’re worried that migrating your organization’s Drupal 6 or 7 site to the latest version, Drupal 8, is going to cause headaches, this post is for you. Major benefits of migrating your site to D8 include: built-in responsiveness for mobile and other platforms, faster page loads and optimized performance, and a more streamlined and intuitive content editing experience. But change can be scary, I know.
I’m proud to announce our work with Fair Trade USA, a non-profit that seeks to cultivate the conscious consumer and eliminate exploitation. They do this through a market-based approach that ensures sustainable livelihoods, safe working conditions, environmental protection, and community resources for farmers and workers around the world. In collaboration with Oakland agency Comrade, we relaunched their site on Drupal 8.
The Drupal community’s got heart. We partner with organizations that do work that matters, and we champion web accessibility, higher education and nonprofits in our events. This year at BADCamp we wanted to shine a light on this aspect of the community and do something different with our sponsor booth. Instead of giving away schwag, we gave away pre-paid charity gift cards that BADCampers could spend on causes they care about. See how the community spent the cards, and get a little background on how this charity donation booth came to be.
There are plenty of other posts out there, including some mighty fine documentation, explaining stabil