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  • How Well Does Your Website Work for its Users?

    08 May 2008 5 comments
    How easy do you think it should be to make a charitable donation? Getting a charity to accept your money might not be quite as easy as you'd think — if the charity's website is designed to meet its own needs, that is, rather than the needs of the people...
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  • Dilbert.com Goes Web 2.0

    24 April 2008 1 comments
    How would you define Web 2.0 ? Wikipedia does a pretty good job of explaining it, but why use words alone to explain such a complex idea, when you can show-and-tell? Try this: Flip open just about any North American newspaper to the comics page......
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  • Free Online Color Testing Tools for Accessible Website Design

    22 April 2008 4 comments
    Accessible websites are the fast-approaching future of web design, and accessibility is already the law in many jurisdictions. We're talking about websites whose designs don't create artificial barriers for people of differing abilities, or those with...
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  • Get Started with RSS Feeds and Feed Readers

    28 March 2008 12 comments
    RSS is short for Really Simple Syndication, an internet standard for publishing updates to web-based content. You may hear it called web feeds, XML feeds, RSS channels, subscriptions, syndicated content -- by any name, it's all RSS -- and one of the most useful bits of internet technology to come along. What can RSS do for you?
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  • Recruit New Volunteers Online and Celebrate Volunteer Week 2008

    25 March 2008 0 comments
    April 27 - May 3, 2008 is National Volunteer Week in both Canada and the United States. The heightened awareness of volunteerism that goes along with such a campaign offers a golden opportunity to celebrate your existing volunteers — and to recruit new volunteers to your organization. Here are a few ideas of how your nonprofit might use the internet to take full advantage of Volunteer Week — and we'd love to hear your ideas, too!
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  • Google Portal for Non-Profits Launched

    18 March 2008 4 comments
    Billed as a "a one-stop shop for tools to help advance your organization's mission in a smart, cost-efficient way," the newly launched Google for Non-Profits portal offers quick links to the most commonly used tools in the Google suite of services. It also highlights some cost-saving benefits that are available only to nonprofits.
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  • Team Web Publishing Tool added to Google Apps

    29 February 2008 4 comments
    JotSpots, the wiki site acquired by Google almost 16 months ago, has just relaunched as Google Sites, a quick and simple self-service tool to enable non-technical people to collaborate and publish online. As TechCrunch notes, however, "Google Sites looks absolutely nothing like Jotspot, other than the fact that both are hosted wikis."
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  • How to Give Your Website a Favicon

    28 February 2008 10 comments
    More than just a colorful decoration for your website, a favicon (short for favorites icon ) can help to create a unique identity for your website. Those little 16 x 16 images are a powerful and visual way to help "brand" your organization, and to...
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