Communications Zone Training

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  • Roles

    • WHQ - Web Developer - Vacnt
    • WHQ - Strategic Content and Web Manager - Brenda Nathan
    • National Communications Chair - Christopher Cole
    • Professionals Telecomm Chair - Paula Benett
  • WHQ Website Developer

    • Provide Access to regional websites.
    • Provide Training as needed.
    • Resolve or provide fixes for issues that the communications chair doesn't have access to resolve or doesn't know how to resolve, usually related to new/modified website functionality.
    • Periodically reviewing the regional websites to see that styling guidelines are being adhered to.
    • Provide and implement best practice techniques for website development and information architecture.
  • Communication Chair

    • Update website content provided by board(s)
    • Ensure to spell check content
    • Test website in multiple browser and mobile view
    • Check website analytics and take action based on said information
    • Ensure the NSBE style and website styles are adhered
    • Providing introductory training and support for other member that want to help maintain the website.
  • Together as a group

    • We discuss ways to make global changes to all websites to make them more efficient and useful to our constituents.
  • How and who do you contact for assistance:

  • Website Domain Names:

  • Regional Website Maintenance Manuals/ Video

  • Web Development Principles

    • Web Page Design

      Web design is a process of conceptualizing, planning, and building a collection of electronic files that determine the layout, colors, text styles, structure, graphics, images, and use of interactive features that deliver pages to your site visitors.

      • Bootstrap 2.3.2

        Bootstrap is the most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile-first web sites.

      • Font Awesome

        Font Awesome gives you scalable vector icons that can instantly be customized — size, color, drop shadow, and anything that can be done with the power of CSS.

      • Jquery v1.7.1

        jQuery is a fast, small, and feature-rich JavaScript library. It makes things like HTML document traversal and manipulation, event handling, animation, and Ajax much simpler with an easy-to-use API that works across a multitude of browsers.

      • Typography

        Typography is the art and technique of arranging type. It involves the thoughtful and deliberate selection of typefaces, point size, line length, leading, tracking, kerning, color and any element that can affect a design

        • Tips:
          • Don't add any new fonts not defined in the style-sheet or default to the website.
          • Start with the usage of the basic header tags [H1-H6] and any boostrap css classes before adding anything new.
      • Color Theory

        In the visual arts, color theory is a body of practical guidance to color mixing and the visual effects of a specific color combination. There are also definitions (or categories) of colors based on the color wheel: primary color, secondary color and tertiary color.

        • Tools:
        • Tips:
          • 7 Secrets To Using Text Color in Web Design
            • Contrast
            • Harmony
            • Branding
            • Web Design Standards
            • Cultural Norms
            • Pay attention to all html elements - header, buttons etc
          • Be reserved in adding new colors that are note complementary to the current color scheme
          • NSBE Regional Hex Values
            • Region 1 - 6aa247
            • Region 2 - 003476
            • Region 3 - ac2836
            • Region 4 - ffc000
            • Region 5 - f38d2f
            • Region 6 - 8436ad
    • Kentico CMS

      Kentico CMS is a web content management system (WCMS) for building web sites, on-line stores, intranets and Web community sites. Kentico is being used by more than 18,000 Web sites in 90 countries. Kentico CMS utilizes ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server.

  • Stock Images

    Stock photography is the supply of photographs, which are often licensed for specific uses. It is used to fulfill the needs of creative assignments instead of hiring a photographer, often for a lower cost. Today, stock images can be presented in searchable online databases. They can be purchased and delivered online.

  • Mobile/Responsive Design

    Responsive web design (RWD) is an approach to web design aimed at crafting sites to provide an optimal viewing and interaction experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrolling—across a wide range of devices (from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones).

  • Web Analtyics

    Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of web data for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. Web analytics is not just a tool for measuring web traffic but can be used as a tool for business and market research, and to assess and improve the effectiveness of a website.

  • SEO - Search Engine Optimization

    Search engine optimization is the process of maximizing the number of visitors to a particular website by ensuring that the site appears high on the list of results returned by a search engine.

  • Multimedia