client: Salish Current

reporting local news with independence and strict journalistic integrity

The Salish Current website looks clean and simple, but careful planning of the back end makes entering data easy, and the content organized, sortable, and searchable.

column-based layout

We developed a column based layout so that the results would resemble a traditional newspaper and to make it easy for people to quickly see the most current content.

branded navigation

A simple animated mobile navigation scheme followed the look of their brand and made it easy to navigate throughout the site.

website features

database design

We developed databases of writers and photographers that meshed with posts and streamlined and standardized the content generation process.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics installed for tracking site traffic, sources, user behavior, and additional statistics.


Key concepts and procedures explained in step-by-step processes through online documentation.


Interactive forms that send submissions to an email address or to a secure online database installed and configured.

simplified forms

Additional security enhancements that protect the site from being hacked through brute force attacks, use of weak passwords, out of date plugins, and similar vulnerabilities.

social media integration

Social media integration in the form of links to social media accounts, feeds, or email signups.


Language translation services installed and configured.

fully responsive

Works on every sized device from mobile phones to desktop machines with larger monitors.

Amy Nelson


Salish Current

We are delighted with the insight and expertise Shew Design brought to creating our new look and website. Becca and Eric adeptly translated the mission and purpose of our new nonprofit news organization into a visually attractive and reader-friendly site that dramatically enhances our ability to serve the community.

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115 West Magnolia, Suite 210
Bellingham, WA 98225

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