New Year, New Web Design Trends

NetWits

Observations about how web design has evolved over the last decade to be flatter, bigger and simpler, all making it easier to translate into a mobile experience. Interactive Mobile Web Design Goals Non-Profit web design

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Nonprofit Web Design Process: Summary

Connection Cafe

I recently published the last post in my series about the nonprofit web design process and thought it would be helpful to have a final summary for the entire series.

Just the Facts: Web Hosting Truths & Myths

Byte Technology

When it comes to the world of web hosting, myths and truths abound. Web hosting is complicated… or is it? Here are some facts and falsehoods that you should take to heart before embarking on a search for the perfect web hosting service. Industry News Web Design Web Hosting

A Complete Guide to Strategic Web Design for Nonprofits

NetWits

Remember – web design is an evolution and does not have a start and a finish. Web Design and Branding Guide creative Nonprofit web design web designWhat goes into creating and designing a successful nonprofit website that inspires action? That’s a great question.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 4a: Sitemaps

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the eighth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Interactive Web Design communication design discovery interactive Non-Profit nonprofit Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits user experience user research web design website

Web Video and Innovation

NCE Social Media

Are you using web video to share your story? Tags: Education and Training Research innovation ted web crowd If not are you missing out on innovation and reaching new audiences?

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GUIDE: Using Donor Personas to Maximize Your Nonprofit Fundraising

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

Your donor database should track and report on how supporters interact with all of the channels in a campaign: email opens, social media engagement, web page visits, etc.

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#NPTech, Digital Inclusion, and the Web we are cocreating

Amy Sample Ward

As a supporter and member of various “women in tech” events and groups, as a member of the nonprofit tech community, as a human, I believe that we need a free and open Web that includes all of us and only if all of us are there will it truly be free and open.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2e: Personas

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the sixth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Interactive Web Design communication design discovery interactive Non-Profit nonprofit Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits user experience user research web design website

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. They are the general population will’s identity painting the photo of your business on the web. Enter the universe of Web Developers!

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 6: Solution Design

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the final installment in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. The Implementation Plan is a deliverable both for the client team and for the web developers that defines everything we’re building.

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1999 vs 2015: The 7 Greatest Transformations in Nonprofit Web Design

EveryAction

The web has seen multiple updates to HTML and CSS, witnessed the explosion of video, and the meteoric rise in mobile traffic among many other siesmic shifts We’ve come a long way since 1999.

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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. Quote from Kristina Halvorson) It’s an essential step in the Web Design process that’s often overlooked or skimped upon.

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The Well-Being & Equity Bridging (WEB) Network

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Well-being & Equity Bridging (WEB) Network is an emerging network of people and organizations who believe that equity, well-being and health go hand in hand.

Nonprofit Web Design Process: The Series

Connection Cafe

Interactive Web Design Mobile Non-Profit responsive user experience My team here at Blackbaud works with nonprofits to design online experiences.

Getting Engaged: The most popular non-profit web strategies of 2015

Byte Technology

Of course NPO brochures and web pages have long used pictures to draw in readers, but such imagery should be seen as something to use across all marketing platforms. Nonprofit Video Web Design

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Open Source vs. Proprietary: Web Server Software

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

By Web Server Software, I mean the software used to serve websites/pages. Microsoft has web server software called IIS , and it’s database server product is MS SQL server , which people use for far more than just serving web site data. The primary web development framework used in this environment is.NET. On top of proprietary UNIX, people will generally run associated open source server software for web, database and development frameworks.

5 Web Reports Every Nonprofit Should Know

NetWits

fact that I can often be found laying in bed at 6am and digging through client web reports. No wonder than, I am commonly asked; “What are the top web analytics reports and tools every nonprofit should know?&#.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 5: Visual Design

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the tenth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Purposes for the Visual Design phase include: Agreeing on a creative vision and personality for the web presence. See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2d: Usability Tests

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the fifth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Interactive Web Design communication discovery interactive Non-Profit nonprofit Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits user experience web design website

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 1: Stakeholder Discovery

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the first in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. How do most people find out about your current web site? Interactive Web Design communication Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits

The Secret to Better Web Writing

SocialFish

The web is now everyone’s job. If you’re reading this, it’s probably because publishing information on the web or sending emails or posting to social media accounts are an important part of being successful at your job. Want to get better at writing for the web?

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2c: Card Sorts

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the fourth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Interactive Web Design communication discovery interactive Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits user experience web design

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2b: Surveys and Interviews

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the third in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Interactive Web Design communication discovery interactive Non-Profit nonprofit Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits user experience web design website

20 Tactics to Increase and Engage Web Traffic

Connection Cafe

Use that insight to inform your web content strategy. Do a five-second usability test on key web properties with a tool like Usability Hub and ask your audience to describe your mission. Interactive Search Engine Optimization Web Design

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Most Popular CMS WordPress for Web Development

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

This is one of the most popular tools for web designing in today’s world. The WordPress web will offers users to create a blog on their website and also provide the various types of tools which perform various functions. Web Development

How Your Nonprofit Can Tap Into the Power of App and Web-based Push Notifications

Nonprofit Tech for Good

You can classify push notifications generally into two categories: app-based push notifications and web-based push notifications. OneSignal is a free service that enables users to set up app and web-based push notifications.

The Face of the Web: What’s Coming for Content Management Systems

Byte Technology

But a newbie to web design and management may be asking themselves “what CMS should I be using?” As 2017 quickly approaches here’s a brief look at the Content Management Systems leading the web design and management market. percent market share and some two-and-a-half million sites operating on the CMS, Joomla continues to grab significant attention in the world of web design and management. Web Design WordPress

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Web Application Frameworks

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I know a lot of pretty serious geeks read this blog, but I also know some folks who aren’t do too, and I figured it was time to do a quick outline of web application frameworks, and how they differ from things like a CMS. A web server, in the physical sense of the phrase, is a box sitting in a data center (or under someone’s desk) with a unique IP address, that answers queries from the internet and serves up data, depending on the request.

Getting What Works: Six Things to Look for in a Good Web Designer

Byte Technology

It may sound like a no-brainer, but be sure the designer you’re courting is using not only a wide array of web design tools but also the most current versions. Nonprofit Web Design

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A Complete Guide to Strategic Web Design for Nonprofits

NetWits

Web Design Guide creative Nonprofit web design web designWhat goes into creating and designing a successful nonprofit website that inspires action?

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Turn Good Web Pages Into Great Ones

NetWits

You may have inherited a vast pool of web content written before your time, or you frequently receive lengthy “expert” articles and other contributed pieces to add to the web site you now manage. Not every expert who contributes to a web site is also an expert in writing for the web. Here are a few key ways to edit that web copy and turn the material that you have into great web copy: Cut the fluff. Web writing is often too verbose.

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Tools I use: Personal Web Presence

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

I’ve had a web presence of some sort since way back when most personal URLs looked something like: [link] In 2002 or so, I ditched HTML for a series of CMS systems for my personal stuff. In the relatively rare case where I need to use HTML/CSS for web pages (there are a few legacy sites I maintain for friends) I use Bluefish (on Ubuntu.). Software Technology Zen Web/Tech CMS drupal web wordpress

Designing for the Mobile Web

Connection Cafe

To achieve this, we recommend focusing your mobile web presence on one key message that you want users to take away from your site. Author: Lacey Kruger. I have a little secret to share about designing a mobile website. it's easy!

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Web Design Trends: Layouts

Beaconfire Wire

This fluidity (especially for mobile devices) has contributed to the second trend, the lengthening of web pages. The biggest concern raised with lengthening web pages is that people won’t scroll to see the content below. User Experience Web Design

[New eBook] Private School Digital Insight: Enhancing Web Navigation and the Rise of Responsive Design

Connection Cafe

About a year ago we came up with the idea for an ambitious project to help us better understand the state of private school web navigation, and how schools are responding to the demands of web usability, responsive web design and more.

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Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 2a: Analytics Data as User Research

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the second in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. Interactive Web Design communication Non-Profit nonprofit web design website See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes.

Picking a Web Hosting

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

Picking a web facilitating is a vital advance in making a site. The entire working of your web asset relies upon this decision. All facilitating suppliers are isolated into two major gatherings: free web has and shared ones. In any case let me say that a large number of the free web facilitating suppliers are not precisely free, i.e. in return for their administrations they may find their ads on your site. Contrast amongst shared and free web facilitating.

10 Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Smart Web Data Analysis

AFP Blog

10 Hidden Gems In Google Analytics: Smart Web Data Analysis : "The 80/20 rule applies to our use of web analytics tools as well. Most of us use just a small amount of power our tools contain." ''via Blog this

Web Design Pitfalls to Avoid

Frogloop

While there are many ways you can ruin your website that will prevent you from effectively telling your organization’s story, inspiring action, and cultivating donors, here are a couple of web design pitfalls that I want to focus on today.

Five Web Design Trends to Watch

SocialFish

If that first image did not draw users in, visitors will immediately click off the site as users have very low attention spans on the web. For the last few years, web design has had a lot of focus on drop shadows, gradients, and textures to give design elements a 3D effect.

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The State of the Canadian Web Nation | NTEN

AFP Blog

The State of the Canadian Web Nation | NTEN : "About 90% of your major donors are visiting your website before making their first gift. But almost half of you don’t have a web strategy in place. Are you okay with this? Probably not. And you’ve probably heard stats like this before. You maybe even quote them. You also probably have no idea where they came from, or if they’re accurate." ''via Blog this''. NPWebContent NPWebdesign NPwebStrategy

Great reads from around the web on June 29th

Amy Sample Ward

I come across so many great conversations, ideas, and resources all over the web every day. Here are some of the most interesting things I’ve found recently (as of June 29th).

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