The website design or redesign process can be intimidating: You know a good website can support your organization’s mission, but how do you get from needing a website to a beautiful, functional, mission-driven “.org”? Whether it’s built in-house or by a consultant or agency, you need to understand the redesign process ahead of time so you and your organization are prepared to get a website that works and lasts.
This course will teach you the high-level phases of a website redesign while providing tips for success and pitfalls to avoid along the way. The readings and presentation will focus on identifying and communicating the needs of your organization before other work on the project begins. Homework completed will directly apply to designing a new website or improving an existing one.
Presenting: Mark Root-Wiley
MRW Web Design
Mark Root-Wiley builds WordPress websites for nonprofits and mission-driven organizations in Seattle, Washington as MRW Web Design. Mark’s work builds capacity for these nonprofits working to improve education, the environment, and social equity. Mark built NonprofitWP.org this year to share best practices with low- and no-budget nonprofits building their own WordPress websites. Mark is also an active member of the WordPress and nonprofit technology communities, having released many free, open-source WordPress plugins and one theme. He regularly presents about website best practices and accessibility at the Seattle WordPress conference, Seattle WordPress meetup, and multiple Seattle nonprofit technology events