Nonprofit Web Design: 3 Common Challenges & Solutions

Connection Cafe

For nonprofits without dedicated web design and tech teams, website maintenance and updates are all too easy to neglect. Web design can be an intimidating new task to take on if you’ve never spent much time under the hood of a website.

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Why You Need a Shopify Web Designer

Byte Technology

At Byte Technology, we understand web-speak. We combine web development expertise with a desire to add significant value to every web building experience with our clients. We’re a one-stop Shopify web design agency in Minneapolis MN. Why do you need a Shopify Web Designer?

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New Web Site & Blog

VisionLink

Pleased to invite everyone to check out our new web site and this re-designed blog site! You've found the blog, the web site is accessible across that menu bar above this posting, or directly at [link]. Speed matters--whether we are loading up a web page, or launching a new solution

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5 Ways to Supercharge Your Organization’s Web Content

Connection Cafe

Here are Five Tips for Creating Effective Web Content. There is a direct link between the content your constituents are consuming on your website and how they feel about you as an organization.

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. Interactive Web Design communication discovery information architecture interactive Non-Profit Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits user experience web design

Four Quick Edits to Simplify Your Web Copy

Connection Cafe

Writing effectively for the web isn’t always as easy as it sounds (see our comments on the human attention span below). Here are four edits to simplify your web copy: Eliminate prepositions when possible. Check out Mighty Citizen’s free on-demand webinar for writing effective web copy.

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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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ADA Lawsuits Against Website Owners Are Increasing: Mitigate Risk By Making Your Site Web Accessible

Byte Technology

Currently, the ADA encourages self-regulation of accessibility standards and it’s suggested that organizations use Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium. Paul (Twin Cities) for making websites web accessible to mitigate ADA compliance lawsuits. The post ADA Lawsuits Against Website Owners Are Increasing: Mitigate Risk By Making Your Site Web Accessible appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog.

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 See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes. Your sitemap is a visual representation of the structure of your website.

Nonprofit Web Design Process Part 4b: Wireframes

Connection Cafe

Note: This is the ninth in a series of posts about the Nonprofit Web Design Process. The deliverables from each tool may be exported as images or uploaded to the web so they can be viewed via URLs. Interactive Web Design communication design discovery interactive Non-Profit nonprofit Nonprofit web design nonprofit website nonprofits user experience user research web design website

Should I Hire a Web Design Agency or a Freelancer?

Byte Technology

When you need a new website built or updates made to your existing site, a common question website owners consider is if they should hire a web design agency or an individual freelancer. Working with a Web Design Agency. Advantages of Working with a Web Design Agency.

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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 See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes. A persona is a fictional representation of one of your constituents.

Your First Web Build Project: 5 Steps for Success

DNL OmniMedia

Web Hosting?”), development fees that were well out of your young nonprofit’s budget and a lengthy process. Why Work With A Development Agency to Complete Your Web Design Project. Web Design Project Step 1: Register your domain name.

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? The real truth is that delving into and gaining a full understanding of the world of web hosting is neither complicated nor easy—rather, the reality falls somewhere in the middle, a virtual gray area where it absolutely pays to do your homework and be informed before you make any sort of decision. That said, good quality web hosting doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

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. One that every nonprofits should think about from time to time. That said, we’ve compiled a few resources that might help you think through your next website redesign. Audience Analysis.

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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. This is the last post in our Nonprofit Web Design Process series! 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 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. Articulating content priorities for your homepage and other key pages/sections of your web presence. In addition to the content audit, we may have a workshop with the website stakeholders to create a messaging hierarchy to document key messages for the web presence.

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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. We like to post the final images online so the team can see how the pages will look in the context of a web browser. See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes. The visual design details the final look and feel of the website.

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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. We design desktop websites, responsive and mobile-friendly websites, event fundraising sites, mobile apps, email messages, donation forms, you name it. It was suggested to me by a colleague that it might be insightful to write a series of posts to describe our design process in detail. I’ll break it down like this: Stakeholder Discovery.

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 See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes. Card sorts are a form of usability testing that help us understand how users group and label content.

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 See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes. Usability Tests provide insight into how your users interact with your website.

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.

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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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 See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes. No matter how big or small the design project, Stakeholder Discovery is always the first step.

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 See the end of this post for a linked index of other posts in the series. Purposes. Surveys and Interviews are useful tools to help us learn and/or validate what constituents want from a nonprofit’s website.

How To Hide Your Identity & Data on the Web

Find the free stuff

The post How To Hide Your Identity & Data on the Web appeared first on PhreeSite.com. The ISP, your government, as well as the sites and services you use invades your privacy round the clock.

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 The following article originally appeared in The NonProfit Times Live from bbcon newsletter. To subscribe to a future newsletter, visit [link].

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Best Web Hosting Providers for Nonprofits (Updated 2021)

Elevation

Whether you are part of a well-established nonprofit organization or one that’s just getting started, there are things that are important to maximize your digital potential that can be easily overlooked. Website Maintenance Nonprofit Tools

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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#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. But, even thinking about the corner of the sector, the corner of the Web where we spend our time, over here at #nptech, I’m not sure things are very different.

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How to Write Effective Web Copy (Part 1): Make It Readable

Connection Cafe

The mobile web, of course. If your web copy scores higher than an 8th-grade level, you’re losing readers. How to Make Your Web Copy More Readable. Here’s an example: Please note that although Chrome is supported for both Mac and Windows operating systems, it’s recommended that all users of this site switch to the most up-to-date version of the Firefox web browser for the best possible results. This classic from your junior-high English teacher holds true for web copy.

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.

Web Design Trends: Layouts

Allegiance Group

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 DesignThis 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. .

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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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! As you may have heard, more and more folks are accessing nonprofit sites, taking action and even donating from mobile devices. With rushed end-of-year giving season coming up, it's more important than ever to stake your claim on the mobile frontier.

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ADA Lawsuits Against Website Owners Are Increasing: Mitigate Risk By Making Your Site Web Accessible

Byte Technology

Currently, the ADA encourages self-regulation of accessibility standards and it’s suggested that organizations use Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which were developed by the World Wide Web Consortium.

DonorDrive wins multiple American Web Design Awards

DonorDrive

The 2019 American Web Design Awards from Graphic Design USA Magazine have been announced and for the fifth year running DonorDrive has won multiple awards

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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.

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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PHP Web Development Trends

Find the free stuff

Nowadays PHP is the most admired programing language for web development. It is fast, scalable, easy to use, provides a variety of development tools, and allows building web apps with the top-notch and latest features. The post PHP Web Development Trends appeared first on PhreeSite.com. Major online businesses such as Wikipedia, Facebook, Tumblr, WordPress, MailChimp, Flickr, and many others use PHP for the development of their.

[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. The idea led to a report that would answer some key questions about web usability — questions that hadn’t been answered ever before, How many schools have adopted responsive web design?

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How the Web Makes Direct Mail Better

Connection Cafe

There’s a lingering misconception that direct mail and the web are fundamentally at odds. Good — you’ve been putting the web address on every element in a mail package. Your marketing then becomes part of the web, and isn’t just pointing to it. So it shouldn’t be unexpected that web designers have been using the Internet’s improving speed and stability to incorporate what they can of print’s qualities. Author: Cheryl Black.

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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?&#. I’m sure I’m not alone in my ability to spend hours upon hours sifting thru web analytical data and exploring all the amazing information amassed, working to decipher what it all means.

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