So I get to try out new things all the time, but some new things have been a little bit scary, so Ive kept away. I finally gave into one of my recent curiosities though, and my only regret is not doing it sooner. Nerd post, you’ve been warned.
In our L.A.B. process, were meeting as a whole team every time. Part of that time is task-driven, and part of it is exploratory since were refining our process as we go. Heres what weve learned to make meetings super productive and yes even a fun time.
There are a number of Content Management Systems (CMS) out there. We tend to use three of the larger CMSs, ExpressionEngine, WordPress, and Drupal. Each has advantages and disadvantages, and each works best for certain types of sites. Occasionally there is need for a custom CMS, which always come with their own benefits and drawbacks. In the end, its all about what your sites goals are, who will be maintaining the site, and what kind of functions the site needs.
Like a lot of people, especially people who care about social media, online privacy, and design, I was briefly fascinated by ello.co back in October, 2014. Ello swept through the online world, billed as a Facebook replacement with clean design, no ads and no content gathering.
What happens when you fall out of love with your Content Management System? How do you break up and move on? Like any break up, it will probably be painful and cost you money, but maybe youll be happier when its gone and you can move onto bigger and better things. Besides, your mom didnt like Wordpress anyway.
Tumblr takes a slower, more leisurely pace than Twitters hyper-immediate microbites of information, and unlike Facebook, you dont have to watch your second cousin and that guy you sort of knew in middle school bicker about Hillary Clinton.
Mudlark Theaters Artistic Director Andrew Biliter and Executive Director Michael Miro stopped by our Studio one day with a problem: they needed help positioning their organization as something special but had a limited budget. They had previously received pro bono work to conduct some brand discovery and direction but it fell short of solving their problem of how to communicate what makes them most unique.
I think this is one of the reasons businesses and nonprofits get scared about doing social media. Since social media is constantly changing, it’s easy to get floored by a new piece of information suddenly, you’re doing Twitter wrong! You’re on an outdated platform! You’re supposed to be posting twice as much as you are! Back away, don’t touch it!
We here at LimeRed Studio are very fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with Youth Service Projects igniTech Program to host two very bright and creative young women to join our team for the summer.
Technology changes all the time and some of it is great, some is fleeting and some is utterly worthless. Here are a few of the things we use at LimeRed to get our work done.
This year, three finalists in the Social Technologies category presented their apps in hoping to be the next big thing. Here are three finalists in the Social Technologies category.
Have you read the 2013 NTEN Community Survey that came out this month? Nearly 1,500 individuals responded and gave NTEN a better understanding of how technology adoption is moving at nonprofits across the world. Its not the longest annual survey weve come across, but at 31 pages it does take quite a bit of time to process. Want to know what some of the most telling and important findings were, from my perspective, anyway? Read on.