Be Like Water

Effective, custom web design and development for nonprofits.

Case Study: The Monitor

We absolutely made the right choice when we decided to develop our new site with Mike and BLW. From early sketches to launch and through to maintenance, Mike has been collaborative, guiding in his vision while still open and responsive to our feedback. In addition to being a skilled designer, Mike is a polished project manager and a great communicator. He heard our unique needs and challenges and ensured that the site that was designed was the one that the Monitor needed. I've worked on several website redesign projects and none of them have been as smooth and successful as this one.

Róisín West, Senior Editor of the Monitor and Behind the Numbers, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The Monitor

The Monitor is a site I built for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. It won gold for "Best Digital Edition Publication, 2021" from the Canadian Online Publishing Awards

The site features an advanced search function that lets visitors find articles based on keyword, author, and date range. It has an alphabetized directory of authors, a client-managed archive of past issues, and a robust caching feature so that pages load lightning-fast. 

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