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 ... full story »
Design is much more than decoration. Good technology design is ultimately about helping the user do their job, and do it well. Bad design hinders the user and, in some cases, can lead to nothing less than catastrophe.
Your brand is like your house. You’ve built equity over the years and taken care of the details. You want visitors to feel at home. But ... full story »