One of the first things to know about your own website is who its intended audience is. Your website should use appropriate language and tone for that audience. If your site’s aimed at 20 year old members of the general public don’t use academic language, for example.
Virginia from the National Library has written about her experience using websites with her iPhone, and the kinds of things a web designer should think about. Many of them are elements of standard good design, such as separating adjacent links: Good margins around each ‘patch’ of information and the overall page: I can get my […]
When did you create your website or last do a major overhaul? Chances are that quite a few months or even years have slipped by since the last time you really paid attention to what’s on your website. February is a good time of year to do a review of your site. Get it all […]
You’ve designed a conference programme with photos, explanations of the workshops, a registration form, extra information. What’s the best way to distribute this? [First published February 2005.] Email and web Imagine it’s your annual conference. It’s a big event with speakers and workshops, conference strands and a fundraiser dinner. You’ve designed a programme with a […]
If you need to keep people informed but e-mail isn’t enough and you don’t have time, skills or money for a website, then a Blog may be the answer. It’s free, and really easy; read on for a guided tour. [First published May 2005.] A plea for help CommunityNet Aotearoa recently received the following plea […]
It’s 2008 in the real world. What year is your website or email newsletter in? It’s a new year There’s plenty to think about at the start of a new year — getting a programme together, arranging meetings, publicity and trainings. Don’t forget the dates Many websites, email newsletters and other materials include dates — […]