Blog: Author: Amélie Walker-Yung

Amélie, the founder of Castle Builder Design, has been constructing a wide variety of websites for two decades. She manages all projects and specializes in crafting visually compelling yet clear-eyed designs, all the while taming open source software. She sees a successful website as a puzzle solved through the seamless integration of its two vital elements: beauty and function. Amélie was the membership coordinator Webgrrls NYC for several years and enjoys baking.



by Amélie Walker-Yung

Recently, I caught some bugs. Not real bugs—well, maybe I also caught a few fruit flies that found their way in with the produce—but software bugs. I am happy to report in both cases, the bugs were squashed.

Amelie @ 15 Year Party

Cheers to 15 Years!

by Amélie Walker-Yung

Thanks to everyone—in person or in spirit—who helped celebrate Castle Builder Design’s 15 Year Anniversary in January! We had a lovely celebration at Sala One Nine.

Amelie Walker-Yung

14 Year Anniversary

by Amélie Walker-Yung

Castle Builder Design is 14 years old today! Thank you to our clients, family, and friends for your support.

Advancing Confidently

by Amélie Walker-Yung

We love working with real-world dreamers—from small businesses trying something new to thriving enterprises expanding into unknown territory.

WordPress Problems?

by Amélie Walker-Yung

Castle Builder Design is a WordPress expert! While we love designing new WordPress sites and custom themes, we also work with clients with existing WordPress websites that are giving them grief. Our services range from style tweaks and page templates to resolving plugin conflicts and security issues. Some of these clients have included: Sara Eckel, It’s Not You1913… Continue reading WordPress Problems?

WordPress Tip: Custom Fields

by Amélie Walker-Yung

Custom Fields in Wordpress can be really useful. The default editing interface for them? Not so much…

Photo by John Morgan (aidanmorgan on Flickr)

How to Know You’re Ready for a Redesign

by Amélie Walker-Yung

A website redesign is a no-brainer when your company rebrands or your service or products change, but there are other times when an investment in redesigning is due.

WordPress Tip: Cropping Thumbnails

by Amélie Walker-Yung

When I find a good plugin that solves a specific problem, I’m happy to share! One of my current favorite Wordpress add-ons is Post Thumbnail Editor.

Quick Tip: CSS Inliner Tool

by Amélie Walker-Yung

MailChimp makes its Automatic CSS Inliner Tool available to everyone, not just its customers. (Though, hey, check out MailChimp if you are looking for an email marketing provider!) So you have a pretty webpage, and you’d like to send it out as an html email. Not so fast… Coding an email is not the same as coding a… Continue reading Quick Tip: CSS Inliner Tool

Get Mobile for Google!

by Amélie Walker-Yung

While there is no way to know exactly what Google has up its sleeves, we know the next algorithm change will have a mobile focus.

10 Year Anniversary

by Amélie Walker-Yung

Sincere thanks goes out to all of Castle Builder’s clients and friends for your support over these years. I couldn’t have done it without you!

Upgrading Drupal 6 to 7

by Amélie Walker-Yung

Migrating a Drupal site? We’ve been there. Very careful planning, backups and following upgrade directions exactly is key. More tips inside!

Responsive Web Design

by Amélie Walker-Yung

I’ve compiled a list of responsive design resources with tools, templates, and examples to share with those interested in creating responsive designs for websites.

Castle Builder: The Blog

by Amélie Walker-Yung

We are excited to start the Castle Builder Blog to talk about our experiences, discuss our thoughts on the current state of the internet, and share a few tips and tricks.

Email Design

by Amélie Walker-Yung

Did you know that we design html emails for marketing campaigns, fundraising initiatives, newsletters and more?

I did not join “X” 15 years ago.