Things are abuzz in the Green Bird offices as we are getting ready for SandCAMP 2010. We spent the beginning of the week working with some event organizers to get the website up and running. Now we are busy trying to get some good group rates on hotels and tweeting away to Southern California drupalers. We are also perfecting the presentation for Business Secrets: Workflow & Process.
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In today's world, businesses must have an internet presence to compete. And in a business environment where your competitor is simply a click away, your website has to be dynamic, attractive, and interactive. So how can your business guarantee that it looks better than the rest? Open source content management is a solution that Fortune 500 companies like Mattel, AT&T and Reuters have turned to.
These hip blankets deserve a hip website. Lullababes creates custom, handmade blankets for babies, children and adults. The blankets are bright, cheerful and soft and are a great gift for a shower or holiday.
The Lullababes website includes an online store, so visitors can order pre-made or custom blankets. We themed a Volusion cart to match the Drupal website, and now the Lullababes founder can add items to the store or blog and update the site herself.
Go to lullababes.com to see the website (& blankets) or view the before and after shots below.
We recently had the pleasure to work with the California Bipolar Foundation, a non profit organization dedicated to research, care & support services, and public education regarding Bipolar Disorder. Their previous website was doing little to help their cause, the new website is an information hub for donors, volunteers, staff members and the people & families affected by Bipolar Disorder.
Ever go to a site that looks beautiful, but somehow still reminds you of the websites you saw in 1997. We have made 2 lists to determine whether a site is Web 1.0 or 2.0. Look through your site to see if you are ready to upgrade to Web 2.0!
Seven tell-tale signs of a web 1.0 site
Web 1.0 sites are still out there these stumbling tools usually:
1. Register users
We give you the ability to create an online community with your website. One of the greatest functions of our websites is the ability for users to go to the site, register, and become a member who can write blog posts or add their voice to forums. We can enable all kinds of content for registered users. People can create their own identity within your organization's community.
This list is by no means comprehensive, but here are 5 inspiring and useful elements for non profit web design:
1. Change.org | Call to action with action counter
Change.org has a beautiful website, but look at this brilliant call to action on the right sidebar. Not only are you able to see the petitions, but there is a counter to tell how many people have signed a particular petition. Nothing like a little peer motivation to get someone to sign up.
In a sense, you might say that we’re always expecting at Green Bird Media. We keep pretty busy here, delivering user-friendly, transformative web design to companies from San Diego to Kalamazoo. And we do like to talk about our new arrivals in and around San Diego – how they’re improving communities, stimulating growth in tough times, and just plain raising the bar.
That counts for something, right?
We recently launched a website for actor & dancer Michael Apuzzo. The site contains videos of his acting experience as well as a photo gallery with headshots & action shots, a bio, resume, and a schedule of his upcoming events. Michael was in desperate need of a CMS for his website. He is now able to keep his resume up to date without calling on a web designer to update the html files.