When it comes to entering accessible content, the skills required are rather simple, but many people find it hard to remember to do all of them. Here’s a great little article reminding people what those skills are. My favorite part: a simple test to see if your site is accessible.
Two great articles, both about different types of communication.
Have you heard of “responsive design?” It’s the practice of making a website “respond” to the screen size of the device viewing it in order to provide a better viewing experience. It’s kind of all the rage, but when is it actually a good idea?
I’ve been intrigued by the concept of microsites for a long time. For those of you who haven’t heard of microsites before, I’ll quote from the article I’m linking to: A microsite is a mini-website, generally two to four pages, focused on a specific topic or campaign. These mini-websites are usually graphic-heavy and have very … Continue reading “The Skinny on Microsites [link]”
Laptops fold in half, but that’s not really what “The Fold” is about when it comes to designing websites. In doing some research about it for a client, I found this article and wanted to share it.
From the article: “It’s choice time. Time to decide which WordPress option is the right one for your blog or website. The only problem is, well, you’re kind of confused—and afraid you’ll screw up.”
Three links to an excellent series of slideshows for nonprofits developing their social media presence from NPower Northwest.
I’m no social media expert, but I just participated in an intensive, week-long campaign to help a nonprofit gather votes for a White House-sponsored competition. I learned a huge amount from it, and was interviewed about some of the lessons I learned.
What do an obscure tribe from North America and people with full eyesight have in common? Find out!
In writing about best practices in web design recently, I’ve really been struck by the overlap between good SEO and accessibility practices. I certainly knew many good practices in each, but the number of times I found myself saying “Do X because it benefits SEO and screen readers” was really striking. So I thought to … Continue reading “SEO and Accessibility: Two birds. One Stone. [link]”
Earlier this week, I wrote about my experience with year-end giving. Coming off the heels of that post, here are some great tips for saying “Thank You” to your donors right after they’ve made an online donation. I still think there’s room at that time to carefully introduce other ways to engage with your organization, … Continue reading “Saying “Thank You” After a Donation [link]”
This article is almost a manifesto for the various principles of inclusion, universal design, and accessibility, topics I recently blogged about. It’s very short and geared toward web designers, but anyone who uses the web at work would benefit from reading this. Plus, it’s in a fun statement/response format! Luckily for us, web designers are … Continue reading “Make Websites Accessible for Visitors You’ve Never Met [link]”
When looking at user statistics for your website, you might be left wondering, “how does my organization compare to similar sites?” GroundWire’s fabulous 2010 report shows the analytics landscape for environmental nonprofits in the Pacific Northwest, valuable data for everyone.