How to improve search...

For those who remember the frustration of search in the early days of the Internet, times have greatly improved. In the arms race between deceptive websites and blatant attempts to game the search engines, the search engines have done an appreciably good job of keeping ahead of the curve. There is much talk of Search Engine Optimization (SEO), and many people have made a living on helping organizations improve their search. Most of these folks are well-intentioned and provide useful information, but be wary of those who would make SEO sound like magic.

Making your site Accessible and 508 Compliant

Most if not all of our clients are concerned about making sure their sites are usable by as many people as possible. If you receive federal grant dollars, you are often required to make your site accessible. We work to make sure all sites we build are compliant with the US Department of Health and Human Services guidelines for website accessibility (Section 508). 

Simple steps you can take to make your site accessible now are:

Fundraising for Technology Projects

Lessons from the 2016 Nonprofit Technology & Communications Conference

We often hear from our clients that they have to fundraise to cover the costs of a new website or a website upgrade.  At the recent Technology Conference organized by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, there was a panel speaking on this very topic. Here are the lessons we gleaned.

How to Work with a Designer

At Triangle Park, we are committed to a collaborative process in which your organization is clearly represented in your product. Over the years, we’ve found that the most successful projects are based in a good professional relationship, and a specific set of factors guarantees that type of relationship. This tip discusses good ways to interact with a designer to help get the most out of your investment. 

A Glossary of Web Terminology

accessibility: making Web content and services available and usable for people of all abilities and disabilities. Section 508 lists federal standards for accessibility.

aggregation, aggregated: when content from pages on a website is excerpted on a higher level page, leading the reader to the full article. Blogs often do this: the main blog page contains a short summary of many posts, each of which links to the full version of that post.

analytics: a tool for measuring the visitor traffic and effectiveness of a website.

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