Gard’s web team are experts in user experience (UX) design and custom WordPress development. We create user-centered websites supported by research into audience needs and expectations. We thrive on complexity and know how to present nuanced information clearly. The resulting websites are well-organized, engaging and attractive, and easy and manage.
What makes a good website? Is it attractive design? Lots of relevant content? Mobile-friendliness? It's all of the above — but only if it's underpinned with excellent usability. Full story »
At Gard, we felt privileged and excited to be trusted with an identity-creation and website project for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde’s new Great Circle Recovery program. It challenged and engaged us in areas where we are particularly passionate: health equity, respecting and celebrating all cultures, and making Oregon a healthier place. Full story »
Flash faded away as the web evolved to be accessible and responsive — but with Flash gone, what has been lost? Full story »
We’ve started using a WordPress plugin to convert our website images to the faster-loading WebP format. But the even faster AVIF format is coming. Full story »
What do painting, philosophy, teaching and fiction writing have to do with user experience design? Quite a bit, apparently, when it all underpins website strategy and design. Full story »
For centuries, maps have helped us understand our world. Today, interactive maps can deliver nuanced information on demand, but present interesting UX and technical challenges. Here are two very different maps we built and how they solve specific problems. Full story »
Where do your tax dollars go? If you live in Washington State, now you have an easy way to find out. Gard just completed a new website for… Full story »