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This is Part 4 of our "Your Website Might Only Need A Facelift" series.  Last week, we talked about Social Media Buttons and User Friendliness.  This week, we'll talk about ADA Compliance and Updated Technology & Security:

ADA Compliance

The Americans With Disabilities Act Guidelines help orgs create sites that are accessible to the deaf, blind and visually impaired. An ADA compliant website is designed in such a way to facilitate easy navigation by users who use screen readers, text-to-voice or other assistive technologies... 

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This is Part 3 of our "Your Website Might Only Need A Facelift" series.  Last week, we talked about Visual & Design Trends and Content Relevance and Accuracy.  This week, we'll talk about Social Media Buttons and being Mobile Friendly:

Social Media Buttons

Do you need them? Yes, you need them. Particularly if you have a blog (and you probably should have a blog—but we can talk about why, later). Social media sharing buttons make it easy for your visitors to share your org’s content on every available media channel...

At the start of pandemic, the metaphor I used was that it felt like we were all caught in the turbulence of a serious storm. It's such an odd thing to think that the ongoing turbulence might ever feel "normal" again. Even as we may get used to the strangeness, It's clear many of us are still struggling, both on a personal level and perhaps an organizational level. There remains too much uncertainty, too much turbulence remaining in the unknown. The confusion sometimes seems overwhelming, and may even feel hopeless.

But it’s not hopeless... 

This is Part 2 of our "Your Website Might Only Need A Facelift" series.  Last week, we talked about Updatable Content and SEO.  This week, we'll talk about:

Visual and Design Trends

I’m one of those people who think that beyond a certain point, aesthetics don’t matter. You can ask three people which font to use and get five different opinions from them. I’ve seen orgs spend way too many man-hours belaboring the choice of color schemes, fonts, and imagery. Don’t get me wrong, I think visual representation of your brand is very important. And if you don’t have a brand-guide, you need one. But...

I do not think that every website needs a redesign or a facelift. I have some opinions about websites--opinions that really don’t matter: I think a lot of organizations over-think their web-presence. I think simpler is better. I think it is perhaps good for websites to change their appearance every once in a while. But these are just opinions. Two things are certain: