Avoid A Design Recession

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Published on November 23, 2009

Author: mcpeacock

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Webinar via Silverpoint re: tools and tips for using third party tools to engage users and create interactive pages.

National Coalition of Girls Schools Avoid a Design Recession: How to do More with Less Marisa Peacock, Web & Multimedia Manager , The Madeira School Angelo Otterbein, President , Silverpoint, Inc.

Invest in Your Website A school’s website is: The primary resource for prospective students A place for alumni to re-connect An interactive experience A communications tool All of the above

The primary resource for prospective students

A place for alumni to re-connect

An interactive experience

A communications tool

All of the above

Invest in Your Website Your school’s budget for supporting your website: Was reduced by 100% from last year Never existed Was used to purchase a new furnace for the theater All of the above

Was reduced by 100% from last year

Never existed

Was used to purchase a new furnace for the theater

All of the above

Print is Dead. Your Website is Alive. Free third-party web applications: Evolve your website to be more engaging, dynamic and interactive Free online design tools: Apply the same enhancements as CS4 without the cost Free social networking Integrate live feeds and widgets to promote information and presence. Free tips, tricks, and tools Learn tricks of the trade by following design blogs and experts

Free third-party web applications:

Evolve your website to be more engaging, dynamic and interactive

Free online design tools:

Apply the same enhancements as CS4 without the cost

Free social networking

Integrate live feeds and widgets to promote information and presence.

Free tips, tricks, and tools

Learn tricks of the trade by following design blogs and experts

Third Party Web Applications Video and Slideshows Online Publishing Online Polling Stock Photography All are free*, user-intuitive, and web-based *most tools have upgrade “options” for greater functionality

Online Video: Vuvox.com Create online collages to create dynamic interactive panoramas with hot-spots. Upload photos, audio, videos and text Import from flickr, Picasa, SmugMug Publish, embed, and syndicate into any website, blog or social networking site

Examples of Vuvox.com

Online Publishing: Issuu.com Upload documents (PDF, DOC, PPT, ODT, WPD, RTF) Post/embed your publications anywhere online (Facebook, MySpace, Blogger, etc.) Get a high rank on Google and receive detailed statistics about your readers. Create custom viewer designs and integrate your publications on your website.

Examples of Issuu.com

Online Design Tools Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium (Education Discount) $599 per license Aviary.com Suite of Web-Based Creative Applications Free

Online Design Tools Aviary Phoenix: Upload/import photos directly from Flickr, Picasa and Facebook Export into .png, .gif, .jpg, .tiff Collaborate with others

Aviary Phoenix:

Upload/import photos directly from Flickr, Picasa and Facebook

Export into .png, .gif, .jpg, .tiff

Collaborate with others

Social Networking Tools Strategize About what, for whom? Experiment Link back to your site, use TinyUrls Learn from others Follow other schools, people Promote Incorporate Twitter Feeds, Facebook links

Strategize

About what, for whom?

Experiment

Link back to your site, use TinyUrls

Learn from others

Follow other schools, people

Promote

Incorporate Twitter Feeds, Facebook links

Tips, Tricks and Tools Smashing Magazine (smashingmagazine.com) Design tutorials, freebies, inspiration A List Apart (alistapart.com) Best practices for design, development, and meaning of web content Wired Culture (wired.com/culture) Digital tools for art, lifestyle and education

Smashing Magazine (smashingmagazine.com)

Design tutorials, freebies, inspiration

A List Apart (alistapart.com)

Best practices for design, development, and meaning of web content

Wired Culture (wired.com/culture)

Digital tools for art, lifestyle and education

Tips, Tricks and Tools How to follow it all? News aggregators!

Social Media Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Free social networking tools provide quick access to your user base and an ear to the ground Simple means to embed these feeds into your site and connect external sites and your website

Free social networking tools provide quick access to your user base and an ear to the ground

Simple means to embed these feeds into your site and connect external sites and your website

 

 

 

 

Fundraising Enable your class agents/volunteers

Annual Reports Provide more than a PDF Searchable Password Protected Interactive Less expensive than print

Annual Reports Enable your class agents/volunteers

Student/Parent Directories Enable on a mobile device Provide it online to be searchable and dynamic

 

 

 

 

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