CDLC : Easy Websites on Small Budgets

Easy Websites on Small Budgets

Resources for the CDLC sponsored workshop – April 23, 2015.

Website Tools

Web Design Tips

  • Define goals for the website.
  • Find out what your community needs and wants from your website.
  • Design for mobile first and use a responsive theme/design.
  • This will ensure site is easy to use on all devices.
  • Accessibility – make sure it can be used by as many people as possible.
  • Simple & uncluttered! Don’t add something ‘just because.’
  • Have a reason for what you add.
  • Write conversationally. Not formal mumbo jumbo.
  • Bullet points – lists are easier to read than paragraphs.
  • White space – use it!
  • Use graphics and photos, but please, no cheesy graphics.

Photos, Editing and More

Photo Sources

  • Pixabay – Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Many search options, over 320,000 free photos, vectors and art illustrations. “Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task – due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired us to create Pixabay – a repository for stunning public domain pictures. Your source for free vectors, free drawings and free photos. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.”
  • Unsplash | Free High-Resolution Photos – Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Has a keyword search and browse by broad categories. Many photos also appear in Pexels. Each featured photographer has a profile page with all their photos and a link back to their websites.
  • Pexels · Free high quality stock photos – Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. Monitors other sources and aggregates them. Provides search.
  • Flickr advanced search – use creative commons search in Advanced search
  • Compfight flickr search –   Searches flickr. Check each photo for licensing details. Provides text to copy and paste for attribution.

Lists with more photo sites

Screenshots & Online Editors

Quote Tools & More

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