Mapping Your Journey

Reviewing Your Website: Tips and Tricks

Huge “Thank you” to Brian Zayac of Eyemagination for spending his time reviewing  nonprofit organization’s websites this month with Tech4Good SWFL.

Here are a few notes and resources on the topic.

  • Use Google’s Speed tests to evaluate how fast your website loads on desktop and mobile
  • How does your site look on a mobile device?  If it’s not performing well, concentrate on that.
  • Increase speed by adjusting graphic sizes on site.
    •  Rule of thumb for images on your website.
    • Wide max 1600 (need that large for social media and big screens)
    • DPI 72
    • Set jpg compression to 45 to 50% quality for large images and 25 to 50% for smaller graphics
  • Incorporate some caching solution when using a content management systems, so pages load directly and don’t have to be assembled at runtime via CMS.
  • Who owns your domain name? Look it up online via Whois site example

Are you thinking about a redesign or new website for your organization?

Here are a few resources for you.

Flowchart: Is it time to rethink your website flowchart provided by Farra Trompeter of BigDuck. She guides you through the four major part of your redesign decision making: Goals & Audiences, Content & Structure, Design and technology.

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30 Things you have to consider for a successful nonprofit website

James McDonald compiled a list of articles on the wide range of topics that are important for a website to be successful.

On NTEN Community of Practice: Managing Projects  we had a discussion on where to start when planning a redesign of a website. On NPTechProjects, I published a summary:

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