November 19

8 Tips for a Mobile-Friendly Nonprofit Website

first_imgThe team here at Network for Good has been working on our new mobile-friendly donation services lately so I thought I’d pass on our tips for making your site more mobile friendly. Don’t worry – you can start with baby steps. You don’t need a special mobile version of your site or an custom-built app to improve how mobile visitors experience your site overall. With a few simple design tweaks, you can make your nonprofit website much more usable on a mobile device – and improve your visitors’ experience across all platforms.Try these best practices from my colleague Caryn Stein to help optimize your nonprofit website for mobile use and make your pages smartphone friendly:1. Make it snappy.Keep your website’s page load times under 5 seconds – under 3 seconds is even better for mobile delivery. Remove anything that makes your pages stall or fail to load.2. Minimize data entry.Whether it’s on a donation form or a newsletter sign-up box, try to minimize the amount of typing your visitors will have to do. It’s already a best practice on a desktop (they’ll be more likely to fill out your form or complete the action they’re trying to take), and it’s absolutely critical for mobile users, since typing in a lot of information can quickly become a drag on even the smartest of phones.3. Your copy must be short and sweet.Remember: online visitors don’t read, they skim. Reduce the amount of text you have on each page and break up longer blocks of text with headings. Use an easy-to-read font size and type. Choose shorter sentences and clear calls to action over long paragraphs.4. Focus on one high-quality image.Images can help quickly communicate a story or call to action, but make it your mission to focus on one high-quality photo rather than using multiple images on a page. More images will take longer to load and they won’t look good on a smaller screen.5. Remove the roadblocks.Website roadblocks can make your site virtually unusable on a mobile device. Reduce your dependence on Flash, JavaScript, popups or other animations for best results – most mobile devices can’t correctly display content in these formats. Swap them out in favor of static images and clear, compelling copy.6. Keep relevant content front and center.Don’t force mobile users to scroll across three columns and all four corners of your site to find what they’re looking for. Make it easy to access the key pages of your site by placing them prominently near the top and center of your page.7. Make links and buttons easy to use.Review your links and buttons: are they large enough to click on from small screens without zooming? Be sure to provide enough space between links or buttons to prevent a wayward thumb from clicking on something by accident.8. Keep it simple.A simple, clean design is a good idea for any site, whether it’s accessed on a desktop browser, tablet or smartphone. Embrace the use of white space, clear the clutter and narrow your visitor’s focus to one or two clear calls to action. This not only improves the usability of your website, but it will improve your conversion rates by removing unnecessary distractions.last_img read more

November 16

When Neymar scored four!

first_imgJapan v Brazil Throwback Thursday: When Neymar hit FOUR against Japan Raisa Simplicio Last updated 2 years ago 01:35 11/10/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Neymar | Japan 0-4 Brazil | Friendly | 14 10 2014 Getty Images Japan v Brazil Brazil Japan Friendlies Neymar The PSG star stole the show in Singapore when Brazil last met the Samurai Blue, becoming the youngest ever Selecao star to his four in a single game The Chevrolet Brasil Global Tour resumes this week in Lille to reunite the historic relationship between Brazil Japan.The two sides meet in Lille at on Friday, and ahead of the game attentions have turned back to the last time they clashed – when Neymar fired the Selecao to victory and himself into the history books.READ MORE: Coutinho to miss Japan clash | Brazil’s World Cup hopefuls | Last chance for Douglas Costa Nobody has scored more goals in Brazil-Japan games than the PSG star, who helped himself to a double in his first taste of the encounter back in 2012. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player He then found the net again when they met at the 2013 Confederations Cup, inspiring Brazil to run out 3-0 victors.That strike saw him overtake Zinho, Flavio Conceiçao and Ronaldo, all of whom had found the net twice against Japan.Ney then set about putting distance between him and the rest – and in emphatic fashion!Brazil last met Japan on the Brasil Global Tour of 2014, on a night when Neymar smashed all four goals in a 4-0 victory in Singapore.“I am so happy, it feels immense to realise my dreams,” he said that night. “But even in my wildest of dreams, I would not imagine scoring four goals in one game – but it’s happened.” It did. And it saw him join the likes of Ademir de Menezes, Evaristo de Macedo, Zizinho, Julinho Botelho, Careca, Romario and Zico in an illustrious list of Brazil’s four-goals heroes. Even Pele never managed more than a hat-trick for the Selecao. And Neymar, just 22-years-old at the time, is the youngest Brazil player ever to manage the landmark.Of the seven others who have netted four times in a single game for Brazil, Ademir de Menezes was the only player to do it in a World Cup finals match. In 1950, he led Brazil to a 7-1 thrashing over Sweden with his haul.Evaristo de Macedo, however, went one better – hitting five goals against Colombia in a 9-0 South American Championships win in 1957.Evaristo de Macedo no BarcelonaOver to you, Ney.last_img read more