One of the nicest people we’ve ever known and worked with is in a desperate fight to survive. Many of you remember her—she is a gifted, passionate, and tireless worker who has never sought the spotlight and has never asked anything for herself.
Carolyn Wood spent three brilliant years at A List Apart, creating the position of acquisitions editor and bringing in articles that most of us in the web industry consider essential reading—not to mention more than 100 others that are equally vital to what we do today. Writers loved her. Since 1999, she has also worked on great web projects like DigitalWeb, The Manual, and Codex: The Journal of Typography.
Think about it. What would the web look like if she hadn’t been a force behind articles like these:
- Responsive Web Design by Ethan Marcotte
- More Meaningful Typography by Tim Brown
- Orbital Content by Cameron Koczon
- CSS Floats 101 by Noah Stokes
- Designing Web Registration Processes for Kids by Debra Levin Gelman
- Design Criticism and the Creative Process by Cassie McDaniel
- A Simpler Page by Craig Mod
Three years ago, Carolyn was confined to a wheelchair. Then it got worse. From the YouCaring page:
This is absolutely a crisis situation. We’re pulling the community together to help Carolyn—doing anything we possibly can. Her bills are truly staggering. She has no way to cover basic life expenses, much less raise the huge sums required to get the physical and occupational therapy she needs to be independent again.
Please help by donating anything you can, and by sharing Carolyn’s support page with anyone in your network who is compassionate and will listen.