In the political tech space, NationBuilder is a very popular platform for building around online mobilization. I have used NationBuilder on campaigns and have completed the “Certified Expert” course. So I have had a chance to explore tool and its capabilities. Because NationBuilder seems to be the “go to” platform for political and advocacy campaigns at the moment, I thought I would offer some thoughts for those who are looking at building a site using NationBuilder or incorporating it into their digital advocacy programme. Read more
Over the past year or so, you’ve probably heard a lot tech buzz words or terms. Responsive Web Design may have been one of those terms. It’s definitely a term you want to be familiar with considering the digital age we live in today.
What Is Responsive Web Design?
Responsive web design is a modern design approach that takes into consideration that people view websites on different devices – handhelds, tablets and desktops and although they are viewing on it different screen sizes the user should have a relatively similar experience. Read more
So, you’ve decided to run for office or mount a campaign for change. You’ve invested the effort in designing a website for your effort and now it’s time to decide on a URL. What you may not realize is that the choice you make is a very important one and should be considered carefully before settling on the address you will send current and potential supporters to. Here are 4 rules to keep in mind when you weigh your options.
Rule #1: Easy To Remember
First and foremost, you want to make it easy for others to find your website. So it make sense to grab a URL that folks can easily remember and that is easily recalled. If you’re an individual, the easiest step is to go with your full name. If you have a long name (say Apu Nahasapeemapetilon) you may want to only use your first name. In Canada, “.ca” addresses are usually available, but if you can grab a .com, then even better. If it is a campaign you are working on, the same rules apply. Make is a statement that fits directly with your cause but doesn’t take a notepad to remember. Read more