Month: September 2010

NSI website shortlisted for international PR award

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Marketing

For those of you who don’t know what I do for my day job, I’m the digital media manager at Canada’s National Screen Institute. This full-time job includes managing and producing content for their website. We redeveloped the site several years ago – which is when I started this blog so I could keep a diary of the project (hence, Diary of a Webgal). I don’t work hard for accolades. I work hard because I […]

Free WordPress theme roundup

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Design

This site is built on WordPress.org. One of the wonderful things about WordPress is the enormous range themes available. I’m obsessed with finding new and beautiful WordPress themes. I usually check at least once a day to see what’s new in the world of themes. There are a lot of very badly designed free themes. When I find a great theme, I usually download it and check it out on one of my test sites. […]

Genius! How a web design goes straight to hell

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Design

There are times when you come across something truly beautiful which must be shared. This is one of those times. A colleague sent this link to me and if you have ever been a client of a web designer or you, yourself, are a web designer, I guarantee this is essential reading. I can only post an extract. After you’ve seen it, you have to visit The Oatmeal for the full comic strip. Then you […]