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Jim Byrne Accessible Website Design Glasgow for The Third Sector, Voluntary, Charities and Not for Profits

Accessible design for the Third Sector
Creating inclusive websites since 1996
Jim Byrne Web Designer

New Year, New Plans

2015 New Year New PlansThis is the time of year to make plans; freshen up your website, reach more people; try to do things more efficiently. 🙂

Here are some ideas to that might get you thinking. Click the appropriate link for information about those activities you are interested in:

Give me a shout if you want to chat about any of the above. Tel: 07810 098119

All the best,
Jim

Contact us today. We are hugely experienced award winning web designers and developers. Please read what our clients are saying about how we helped them meet their aims.

Or phone to talk over your ideas: 0141 576 9446.

.scot domain launched. Is it for you?

Yippee! Scotland now has it’s own .scot domain suffix. From September you will be able identify your website (and email address) as being distinctly Scottish. That may or may not be useful to your organisation.

Deputy first minister Nicola Sturgeon certainly seems happy

“It is entirely right that Scotland should have its own distinctive and recognisable Internet domain, in particular one that will resonate internationally, helping to promote Scottish business and culture throughout the world.”

Only time will tell if .scot becomes a well used and well known doman suffix like .com or co.uk. However, even if you decide that you are unlikely to use it – it might still be an idea to reserve your .scot domain. Otherwise it could be registered by someone else and it could be expensive to purchase it back – assuming you can get it back.

That would be my advice anyway. Get in touch if you would like help to register a .scot domain name.

All the best,
Jim

Website Marketing: New year, new plans

This is the time of year to make plans; freshen up your website, reach more people; try to do things more efficiently.

Here are some ideas to that might get you thinking:

  • Re-develop your site work on mobile devices such smart phones and tablets.
  • Create an App version of your website or design an App to market your services?
  • Integrate your newsletter marketing with your site; grow your mailing list and/or find an easier way to send your newsletters out.
  • Get found online by more people; invest in search engine optimisation (SEO) and online marketing.
  • Finally master social media – or get something else to do it for you; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat…. Social media is here to stay.
  • Refresh your brand; get a attractive new logo, tweak your colours for the 21st century.
  • Commission an accessibility audit of your site; so you can reach more people. you will feel good (and/or smug) because your site is compliant with accessibility standards and doesn’t discriminate against anyone in your audience.
  • Change to a new content management system; one that’s easier to use.
  • Put your membership management online.
  • Provide an online training course.
  • Make better use of video, audio, blogs, pod-casting.
  • Add an accessibility toolbar to your site.
  • Find out who is visiting your website and what they are looking at.
  • Make sure everything is backed up; so you can stop worrying that it will all disappear suddenly.

Contact us today to chat about any of the above

Or phone to talk over your ideas: 0141 576 9446.

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I provided feedback on the WCAG 2 (as representative of Guild of Accessible Website Designers) have two decades of experience and worked with hundreds of organisations.

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