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 network-tools.com
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.
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.
- 13 Tips Guaranteed to Make your Website Work for You
- 15 Practical Design Tweaks For Your Website In 2015
- 30 Tips for Great Digital Marketing
- 30 Web Accessibility Tips
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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