Web Accessibility: 5 Smart Designs to Engage Everyone

Association TV

As your website or content platform grows, so will your audience. Your devotion of energy and resources to create a beautiful, content-rich and relevant hub for your members and potential members will draw eyes, peak interest and encourage engagement.

10 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

How well your nonprofit’s email and social media campaigns perform depend upon how well your website is designed. Below are 10 website design best practices specifically for the nonprofit sector. Study and implement modern design trends.

More Insecure Content Blocked By Google Chrome

Byte Technology

These pages have “Mixed Content”, which is a page loaded securely via HTTPS, but pulls in elements from a non-secure locations. You’ll see an insecure icon like in the image below in your browser that says “insecure content blocked” Why is this important?

Adaptive Content for a Future-Proofed World


My last post was a quick introduction to Mobile Content Strategy. It really just … Content Marketing Mobile Web Design CMS content management Content strategy mobile design mobile devices responsive design

5 Design Techniques That Will Increase the Lifespan of Your Nonprofit’s Website

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Crystal Dionysopoulou is the founder and Creative Director of Lucid Fox , a dynamic web design and development agency that puts people first. While these techniques can’t change the past, here are some design ideas to help your organization adjust and optimize your website in the future.

Do’s And Don'ts Of Stock Photography In Web Content


Web DesignWe all know that visuals are an essential part of the web: they help organizations express the real side of their missions that cannot be easily conveyed through words. They also assist website visitors in learning about a community or cause that they might not know about.

Designing for Nonprofits: Our Commentary + Experience

Media Cause

Within Media Cause’s Creative, Brand, and Design team, one of our favorite things to do— besides creating incredible work for our clients—is sharing inspirational and educational resources with each other: articles, POVs, webinars, classes, books, case studies, blogs, tutorials, cheese.

A Complete Guide to Strategic Web Design for Nonprofits


What goes into creating and designing a successful nonprofit website that inspires action? There are a few steps to successful audience-centric design: Identify Your Audience: Understand all of the groups your serve and find out what makes them tick. They give you a way to prioritize content based on what resonates with your audience so that you can keep focus and REDUCE THE NOISE. Create a Content Strategy: Don’t forget to plan your content strategy!

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5 Web Design Ideas to Boost Your Fundraising Strategy


A strong design with a user-friendly interface can lead not only to more donors, but larger donations and recurring gifts. . Fortunately, all nonprofits can optimize their website to increase their fundraising potential, even those without a web design expert on staff.

Breaking Down UX, Design & Tech Silos Through Component-Based Design

Forum One

When designing and developing a website or application, a challenge is that roles and tasks can often operate in silos. To tackle this challenge, we recently piloted a new component-based design approach that prioritizes real-time collaboration. Component-based design.

10 Blog Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your nonprofit could have a wide variety of excellent blog content , but if your blog’s design doesn’t make a positive first impression, then few will read it – much less share it with their followers on social networks. Today’s fast-scanning Internet users need online content that is visually appealing and easy to read on desktop and mobile devices, and they have little patience with poorly designed blog and web content.

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Success By Design: Choosing the Right E-Commerce Platform

Byte Technology

In the world of e-commerce—that virtual marketplace that has increasingly redefined how we shop and spend—the right design can mean the difference between boom and bust, soaring profits and slumping sales, simple success versus outright failure. It’s important, therefore, that any site built specifically to generate revenue be designed in such a way that makes the user experience as rich and rewarding as possible.

Making the world more accessible with web design


When architects and construction professionals start designing a building, one of the first things they have to consider is accessibility. But if your web design isn’t accessible, you risk missing out on online donations and other conversions. Robust content and reliable interpretation.

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Organization’s Web Content

Connection Cafe

There is a direct link between the content your constituents are consuming on your website and how they feel about you as an organization. Here are Five Tips for Creating Effective Web Content. Listen to the sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 175: 10 Tips to Supercharge Your Content.

4 Mobile Design Strategies for Content-Heavy Websites


Here''s a quick breakdown of four approaches and key considerations for mobile design. decision diagram Mobile mobile design mobile strategy nptech responsive web design Web Sites Communications IT Staff Niki Hammond. Technical Project Manager. You're redesigning your website. Of course you want it to look as good on a mobile device as it does on a large screen. But do you need an app, too? You''re redesigning your website.

Blog Redesign: The Content You Want

Amy Sample Ward

I’m really lucky to be working with Matt Chevy, a designer who’s totally supportive and even into this approach of involving all of you in making this a better site. Hopefully that means it’s really easy to weigh in and you’ll give lots of feedback After all, this process is designed to make it easy for you to get even more of what you want from me! Redesign topic #1: The Content You Want. Focus: What is the content you come here for most?

How Your Non-Profit Can Design a Social Content Strategy That Converts


Content is key for non-profits looking to utilize social media. The post How Your Non-Profit Can Design a Social Content Strategy That Converts appeared first on Tech Impact Blog - Leaders in Non-Profit Technology. It can be used to get attention, engagement and action between your organization and its target audience on both a local and global scale.

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Why You Need a Content Strategy

Forum One

It’s not enough to build a new website—organizations need to create meaningful, cohesive, and sustainable content to attract and engage audiences. With a well-thought-out content strategy. What your content strategy is—and is not. Benefits of a content strategy.

11 Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Your nonprofit must now assume that the majority of website and blog content you share on social networks is being read on a mobile device and if that content is not mobile compatible, then any attempt to inspire a followerer or fan to donate or get more involved will fail. The easiest way to ensure that your website and blog are mobile compatible is to embrace responsive design.

Web Design Trends: Layouts

Allegiance Group

This is the first in a series of posts about digital design trends based on Steve’s South by Southwest 2015 workshop, UI Patterns: Then and Now. . The rise of mobile devices and other prevailing trends have had a profound impact on the way we design digital experiences. Notions of good design from just a few years ago may not be the best options today. The design trend we will look at first is page layouts. User Experience Web Design

7 tools to make content creation for your nonprofit easier


While content creation may sound challenging with a limited staff and resources, it can pay off in a big way if you use the right tools. Below we outline seven tools and resources you can use for free or minimal cost as part of your organization’s content creation strategy.

Watch Your Content: Protecting Your Website Against Copyright Infringement

Byte Technology

So it’s little surprise that the massive proliferation of online resources has spawned a major problem: protecting website content from copyright infringement in the form of plagiarism or outright theft. Enacted in 1998, it’s the law of the digital land, protecting all content published online under the same copyright laws enjoyed by musical artists, novelists, videographers etc. Thankfully, there are preventative measures you can take to protect your web content copyrights.

What Are Natural Language Queries and Featured Snippets and Why Do They Matter?

The MatrixFiles

When writing any online content, whether it’s for your blog, about us page, store or resources, you must always consider the Google gods, and craft your content accordingly. This will encourage Google to use that content as a featured snippet.

Using Service Design to Map Your Digital Ecosystem

Forum One

Two of our most used service design activities are ecosystem mapping and service blueprinting. The National Council for Mental Wellbeing (NCMW) was struggling with their content development workflows.

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Should I Hire a Web Design Agency or Do It Myself?

Byte Technology

There are several web design platforms out there such as Squarespace or Wix that tout how they can be used by people with no website development experience to build professional looking website. You’ll need to stay current as a web designer to ensure your site is still relevant.

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Content Curation Primer

Beth Kanter

What is Content Curation? Content curation is the process of sorting through the vast amounts of content on the web and presenting it in a meaningful and organized way around a specific theme. A content curator cherry picks the best content that is important and relevant to share with their community. Content curators have integrated this skill into their daily routine. Why is Content Curation Valuable? ContentPhoto by Stuck in Customs.

11 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

11 Website Design Best Practices for Nonprofits. Whether we like it or not, information overload is a part of our culture now, and the design and tone of your nonprofit’s website need to take this shift in communication seriously and present your website accordingly. You may need to completely start over with your website, or you may simply need to tweak your current design, but make no mistake: the general principles and design aesthetics that ruled during the era of Web 1.0

The Benefits of a Headless Content Management System


You may have heard the words tossed around, and you’ve nodded along — but in reality, maybe you aren’t quite sure what a headless Content Management System is. These systems (and others) are traditional in that they allow developers to author and edit content to create a web page.

Website Design SoupChat: Top Tips and Resources

Tech Soup Blog

On December 17, TechSoup hosted a SoupChat for nonprofits and libraries looking for more information on website design and hosting. Participants joined from social media and the TechSoup community, some having arrived fresh from a webinar on websites for libraries held the previous hour, where presenters from Alaska, Nebraska, and Colorado shared their web designs and took questions on their respective hosting platforms. " Responsive Web Design.

Who Should Be on Your Content Squad?

Connection Cafe

Content is the gateway drug of small organizations.” – Gary Vaynerchuk. Your organization probably needs to create more content than it is right now. You need quality content for others to critique. Good content brings conversions. Your Content Squad.

Better Blogs: 6 Tips for Creating Great Content

Byte Technology

After all, there are some 31 million active blog sites in the United States only at any given time, and to make your own content stand out from the crowd is certainly no easy chore. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when cranking out content that people want to read. Once you’ve got an audience interested in your posts, feed them content on a regular schedule so they know when to check back for new posts. Web Design WordPress

Video Rules: Tips for Creating “Distributed” Content that Gets Attention

Byte Technology

And, according to Bridget Colling, director of content strategy for nonprofit strategist See3, today it’s all about “reaching people where they are, instead of expecting them to come to you.” And the best way to do that is through “distributed content”—especially video content—that is uploaded and available on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and all the rest. Go vertical when designing videos for Snapchat. Industry News Social Media Web Design

11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

If your nonprofit has yet to start a blog or already blogs but struggles with ideas for fresh content, then hopefully the 11 blog content ideas listed below will help. Still, understand that the more good, high-quality content your nonprofit blog publishes, the higher your ROI. Post a wide variety of blog content and have some fun with it. Finally, remember that blog posts make great content for e-newsletters.

Open versus Proprietary: Choosing the Right Content Management System

Byte Technology

And as such, it’s vital that certain elements of your site have an ease-of-use available to you: for the ability to make quick changes to content and page designs; to tweak donation or payment platforms; to move your site to another platform should you choose; and so on. Enter the Content Management System (CMS), the standard in website design protocol that allows site owners and managers the ability to update often and easily. Digital Resources Nonprofit Web Design

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11 Blog Content Ideas for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

Still, understand that the content your nonprofit blog publishes, the higher your ROI. Nonprofits that work in international development, disaster relief, or wildlife conservation often do this sort of storytelling in print materials and website articles, but it also works extremely well as blog content. Your nonprofit should set a goal of publishing a minimum of four lists per year, and it’s worth noting that these lists make great content for e-newsletters as well.

Storytelling, Design, and Communicating With Your Audience


Product Design Manager. When pie charts about pie detract from your story: how to hold content as the star and design as the back-up singer. The fundamentals of designing for storytelling in tech products can be woven into the overall strategy of nonprofit organizations. design Social Media storytelling Samihah Azim. Bluenose Analytics. I work to weave the story of customer success into the core of the product.

10 Website Design and Email Marketing Best Practices for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Tech for Good

The rapid rise of social media and mobile technology has had a profound impact on website design and email marketing, yet many nonprofits have not yet adapted to the new aesthetics and functionality of a mobile, social Internet. Based upon the knowledge and experience that the nonprofit sector has gained over the last 20 years of using websites and email for storytelling and fundraising, the webinar content below was presented August 23, 2016 to 1,662 nonprofit staff.

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How You Can Leverage Ephemeral Content

NonProfit Hub

Ephemeral content has become an important tool for improving nonprofit communications in 2020. Exemplified by Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram Stories, ephemeral content includes photos and videos that are available for only a short time. Pair Ephemeral Content With CTAs.

The Anatomy of a Content Model

Connection Cafe

What is a Content Model? Content Modeling is a hot topic in the Information Architecture community these days. A content model is a document defining the structure of each content type within a CMS , or Content Management System. With the turn towards Responsive Design , a CMS is really a crucial part of any content-rich web presence because it allows you to structure your content to adapt to any device. Why do I need a Content Model?

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Ways of Improving Your Website Design

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Design and content alone are not it to bring success to your website. Website design Malaysia can help you to design a perfect business for your business. Among them include complicated animations, too long content, and stocky website images.

Web Design Only Languages?

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

To be clear, there is a distinction between a Web Designer and a Web Developer. It includes the format, designs, shading plans, menu areas, and so on. You should take a gander at this field of experts as User Interface Designers. Along these lines, affirm… that implies when I need a site for my business on the web, I have to get a Web Designer! This in no way, shape or form is an announcement to detract from the significance of the Web Designer part.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 3: Content Strategy

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the seventh in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Content for your website includes your headlines, body copy, photos, captions, graphics, videos, audio clips, etc. Content Strategy is “planning for the creation, delivery, and governance of useful, usable content”. Quote from Kristina Halvorson) It’s an essential step in the Web Design process that’s often overlooked or skimped upon. Content Strategy [this post].

8 Nonprofit Branding Strategies to Help Your Nonprofit Design with Impact


Emily Friedrichs is the Communications and Content Marketing Manager at Elevation, a nonprofit digital services agency. This makes it hard for them to create a strong nonprofit design and branding that the public can easily distinguish from other nonprofit brands.