Topic: Websites

How Kickstarter Got Subtitles and Captions

April 15, 2015
Last week, Kickstarter added an important new feature to its website: the ability for people to place captions and subtitles on the videos they upload. Project videos have always been a huge part of Kickstarter — they’re a chance for creators to speak right to you, explain who they are, and demonstrate what they’re trying to make.

Everyone Gather Around: Let’s create meaningful and measurable content strategies

April 10, 2015
Do you create content, measure it, analyze it and still wonder what, if any, impact that content had on your goals? If you answered yes to that question, you are not alone. In the majority of organizations we have spoken to, worked with, and now surveyed, there is a disconnect between content creation, measurement, and impact.

Can You Get a Good Website on a Small Budget?

April 9, 2015
As a nonprofit organization, you might have a love/hate relationship with your website. Slick, modern, fast, responsive websites with beautiful user experiences are nice, but they're also expensive. Sometimes the job of managing a nonprofit site falls to the geekiest person who's not afraid to tinker with it. When you decide to become more strategic about your web presence, you might be at a loss for how to actually go about doing that.

Two New Domains for Good: The launch of .ONG and .NGO

April 8, 2015
April is an exciting time for nonprofits around the world. Finally, there is a new web domain designed for the exclusive use of this mission-driven industry. In 2011, a team from the Public Interest Registry (PIR), the nonprofit registry of .ORG and now both .NGO and .ONG domains, started creating a new platform for nonprofits, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and charities to engage online.

How to Make Large, Content-Heavy Websites More Engaging & Effective

April 7, 2015
When it comes to creating more engaging, effective websites for the content-heavy crowd, we just need designed solutions that, in the words of Herbert Simon, turn this not-so-great situation into one that’s preferred.

The State of the Canadian Web Nation

April 6, 2015
Nearly a year ago, my colleagues Fraser Green, Todd Jamieson, and I decided we could no longer simply work with unreliable or incomplete statistics and benchmarks about nonprofit websites in Canada, and that you shouldn’t have to either. So we decided to poll Canadian charities to get a better sense of what the state of the web nation actually is. The goal was simple: determine website baselines and benchmarks for the Canadian charitable sector.

You asked, we listened: NTEN’s website redesign beta launch!

March 31, 2015
We're happy to announce the beta launch of our website redesign! This launch has been a long-time coming — read through the process in previous case study posts:

15NTC WordPress Day: Event Recap

March 24, 2015
We did it! The first ever WordPress Day for Nonprofit Professionals was a success. WordPress Day was a full day of content geared toward developers, power users, content managers, community organizers, and IT-decision makers who either currently use, or are considering WordPress. Many thanks to the speakerssponsors, and organizers that made it happen. I would especially like to thank NTEN for giving us the opportunity to make WordPress part of the pre-conference programming at 15NTC.

Report Back from Drupal Day 2015

March 20, 2015
Drupal Day has come and gone, and while the event itself goes by in the blink of an eye, the lessons learned resonate long after the conference ends. No matter your technical competency level, you’re welcome at Drupal Day, and it’s this culture that’s been fostered that makes me so proud, and privileged, to coordinate Drupal Day.