Frozen in Time
Several times a year I do a SCORE workshop on website design, branding and internet marketing which makes for a busy and information-filled six hours. In previous years, the workshops had 30-40 registrants and sometimes standing-room-only. Last week, the seminar drew 9 people. Setting aside Christmas holiday madness, that is still a weak showing by anyone's yardstick.
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Frozen in Time
Green Bird Media has launched another business website this week: HomeandOfficeMakeovers.com for our client Kathleen Lilleeng.
This small but efficient website features a clean design for Kathleen Lilleeng, a local interior designer. HomeandOfficeMakeovers.com includes a web gallery of Kathleen’s work, and many photographs displaying her style throughout the site. Kathleen specializes in recreating space using furniture that you already have, and she stresses the point of making your home peaceful and relaxing.
We work with many non profit organizations when they are ready for a new website. Usually their lack of technology is frustrating their membership and overwhelming the volunteer board members who feel they are communicating with stone tablets and smoke signals. As we begin work and start to flesh out the scope of the project, we often come to an area they had overlooked: Branding themselves.
The older you are, the less familiar a blog is. It's part too-much technology and part humility (what on earth do I have to say and why would anyone read it?) and there seems to be no direct purpose to blogging. While it's true that blogs can be self-referential and self-aggrandizing, the underlying reason for a church or non profit to blog regularly is to post content to your website that is useful and relevant to your audience or industry.
What is CSS?
CSS is a great addition to the web designer's toolbag. CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. CSS is a system of rules that directly effect the display properties of your web pages such as colors, fonts, and layouts on your web browser. CSS style blocks are also commonly referred to as rules. These rules can be embedded into an individual HTML page or placed in an external file that will control many pages on your website. Thus changing a property in one place in the linked style sheet will immediately make that change on every web page that is linked to it.