Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Guide: Creating a Sitemap for your Economic Development Organizationís Website

Posted by: Jeff Kline and Tom Rivett
Creating Content for your Economic Development Organization

It’s time to create a new website for your economic development organization, and making a sitemap of how a user will navigate your website is the first step. It seems easy, but like visiting an unorganized and congested website, you don’t know where to start.

In this post, we will outline simple steps for building a sitemap for your EDO’s website. While the focus is on economic development content, many of the principles throughout this post can be used for associations, real estate, non-profits, jewish community centers, or anyone else who is starting to build their website.

A website with intuitive navigation will help build a better user experience for your customers -- leading to more conversions, stronger leads, and better overall customer satisfaction.

A website with poor navigation, however, will leave customers frustrated, confused, and disoriented -- all symptoms of high bounce rates for your site. An unorganized menu can also cause visitors to miss important information or direct high traffic to your least important pages.

You can avoid all of this with some simple planning on how users will navigate your website. By using a sitemap, you can build a website that works FOR your customers, and not against them.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Website Round-up: 11 Best Association Websites of 2017 (so far)

Posted by: Jeff Kline
Image of Colorado Apartment Association  Website for Best Association Websites

What a year it’s been already! The bar for what makes a website stunning has officially been raised. As we poke our heads out for Spring, we can take a look at what new website design trends are emerging and identify some of the best association websites of 2017 so far.


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Monday, February 6, 2017

Designing Your Website for User Experience in 2017

Posted by: Jeff Kline
2017 UX Design

The overall website design is the first thing visitors notice when they land on your website, and this can easily influence their opinion of your organization. Obviously, it’s very important to have a up-to-date website built for users in order to make a good first impression. This blog covers both the basics and some in-depth tips on how to do best design or update your website this year.


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Top 10 Nonprofit Web Design Trends of 2017

Posted by: Jeff Kline
2017 design trends

It’s a new year, and you know what that means...a new lineup of the top design trends! We hunkered down and put in hours of research, and we found ten design trends for nonprofits to try out in 2017. Based on our research, it looks like this might be the year we start to see a significant move away from minimalism. Expect to see more purely decorative elements, more asymmetry, more color, and more animation. Gradients will continue to make their comeback, and so will serif fonts!

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Choosing the Right Website Design Company for Your Redesign

Posted by: Jeff Kline

At this point, you have sent out a request for proposal (RFP) to various web agencies. Now comes the moment of truth – choosing a web development company to build the perfect website for your nonprofit.

If you sent out a well-prepared RFP, then you should have a few quality web development companies on your list of contenders to choose from.

But it can be tough to distinguish what makes one company stand out from the others.

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