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Whitecap Custom Rods

My most recent project at Riven Design was a brand new Drupal site for Whitecap Custom Rods. The owners of pride themselves on building rods "with an enthusiasm for excellence". It shows in their work, and I hope it shows in their site.


Riven Design Online

My business site,, has a new look. As well as the new style, I've improved the accessibility with better skip links and a better use of headings. It also has an updated version of Drupal.

Riven Design

Two Accessibility Discussions You Need to Follow

There are two good accessibility discussions going on right now, and you need to be following them. The first is Glenda Watson Hyatt's Four Parties Contribute to an Accessible Blogosphere. Glenda is pushing for more accessibility in blogging platforms and on blogs themselves. This is an idea whose time has come. Blogs by design are dynamic and adaptable. Let's adapt them toward accessibility.

NY Senate, Drupal, and Accessibility

I just noticed at Dries Buytaert's site that New York State Senate is using Drupal. It's now a very stylish looking Drupal site. Its' visual style is quite nice, but what lurks below the surface?

Drupal 6 - Social Networking: Review

I was recently given the opportunity to review the Packt Publishing book Drupal 6 -  Social Networking by Michael Peacock.  I'm impressed. The book was well written and well organized. It starts with the basics of a Drupal installation, and quickly walks you through to the more complex configuration of a Drupal site with a social networking focus.

Category: Revisited

I wrote a quick post on the lack of accessibility of back in February. Jim Thatcher has now done an in depth study of that site as he recently did with As I noted before, the Recovery site is surprisingly inaccessible. I'll let you read Mr. Thatcher's evaluation yourself, but I think there is one feature on that really shows how low a priority accessibility is on this site.