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12 February 2018

Convincing Your Client Site Accessibility Matters

Website accessibility is a big deal. As a small business owner, large corporation, non-profit organization, or even a simple blogger with lots of ideas to share, you have an obligation to ensure that everyone can access your website regardless of any disability they may have. Today we are going to take a look at the 3 following questions: What is website accessibility? Why it is crucial your client agrees to make their site accessible? What can you do to help them achieve just that? What is Website Accessibility? Web accessibility means that people with disabilities, whether short-term or permanent, can...
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05 February 2018

10 Things to Check for on Your Responsively Designed Website

Responsibly Going Responsive One of the main responsibilities for any website owner is making sure that your website’s content is accessible and readable on a wide variety of screen sizes, operating systems and web browsers. The concept of responsive web design (RWD) was introduced in an Ethan Marcotte article just over seven years ago. Its viewport meta tag, media queries, and flexible grid-based systems gave web developers and designers the tools to allow all website content to adjust and reformat to fit the various screen widths of the devices our web visitors were using. With the addition of touchscreen commands,...
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29 January 2018

Does my nonprofit need an editorial calendar?

The short answer is yes. Your nonprofit needs an editorial calendar. But to understand why you need an editorial calendar you first need to understand what it is and its purpose. What is an editorial calendar? An editorial calendar is used by anyone who creates content to control publication of content across different media – for example, blog, email newsletters, social media outlets, mailings, and more. You can also call it a content calendar. How can it help me? If you are in any way involved in planning or creating content for your nonprofit – writing, video, audio, photos, or...
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22 January 2018

Are You Overextending Your Social Media Presence (by trying to keep up with all of the hype)?

Scaling Social Media to Fit Your Organization’s Budget and Needs A few years ago, everyday social media platforms were considered more appropriate for personal and recreational interactions. They were not seen as professional environments for businesses. Many of us could not have imagined they would grow into the highly trafficked powerhouses of today. They are now ever present in both our personal and business lives. All of them are vying for our attention, and it’s tempting to try and be everywhere at once. Is your business overextending on social media by trying to keep up with all of the hype?...
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16 January 2018

Why website speed matters

Why WordPress Speed is Crucial to Your Success If you have ever visited a website that was slow to load, then you can attest first-hand to how frustrating that can be.  And, suffice to say, your site visitors feel the exact same way when your WordPress website loads slow for them. The truth is, most site visitors are extremely unforgiving when it comes to websites that take more than 2 seconds to load.  To add to that, 79% of consumers say that poor web performance is enough to cause them to never want to return to make another purchase! In...
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08 January 2018

The importance between nonprofit branding and storytelling

The connection between branding and storytelling is quite simple. The first place your brand should come to life is in your origin story. And the telling of that origin story – actually of all your stories – should match your brand personality. But why? Why should you or your staff or your board care to have a nonprofit origin story or a clearly defined brand personality? Because a compelling origin story told with a clear brand personality will: Give your nonprofit a solid communications foundation. Help you consistently and effectively communicate with your stakeholders – from donors to volunteers to...
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02 January 2018

Welcome 2018!

Welcome to 2018! That time of making resolutions and fresh starts!   While 2017 was a good year for AmDee we are excited for 2018 to start. We have big plans in store that we will unveil throughout the year!  
18 December 2017

Happy Holidays!

  AmDee staff members will be celebrating the upcoming festive season with their family and friends all around the world.   If you haven’t done so already you can see where we are through our Where in the World interactive map!   We wish you and yours the best during the winter holiday season, in whichever you may celebrate!    We will be back to our usual desks after January 1, 2018!
11 December 2017

How Designing for Accessibility Will Improve User Experience (Part 2)

In October of 2017, Amar Trivedi gave a presentation at the Baltimore WordCamp on how designing for accessibility improves the user experience. In part two of this two-part series, we continue to unpeel the layers of accessibility in regard to the user experience. We also provide a number of valuable resources you can use to check your website for accessibility. In part one, we dispelled myths about who is responsible for accessibility, present some startling facts and outline reasons for why you should consider accessibility.   As we had mentioned in part one, accessibility should be the responsibility of everyone within...
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05 December 2017

How Designing for Accessibility Will Improve User Experience (Part 1)

In October of 2017, Amar Trivedi gave a presentation at the Baltimore WordCamp on how designing for accessibility improves the user experience. In part one of this two-part series, we dispel myths about who is responsible for accessibility, present some startling facts and outline reasons for why you should consider accessibility. In part two we continue to unpeel the layers of accessibility in regard to the user experience. We also provide (#) of valuable resources you can use to check your website for accessibility. It is a misnomer that accessibility is the responsibility of the webmaster. Designers, project managers, copywriters,...
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