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Taking this website to the next level

  • Hello everyone!

    I was wondering if I could get some tips as to how to bring this website to the “next level.”


    Essentially I would like to get this more user friendly and more 21st century look while being very clean at the same time. This currently uses the Coraline theme.

    Many thanks!

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  • shirazdrum


    Here is something to start with. There’s also a nonprofit gallery there that you can visit to get some ideas.

    A couple of thoughts:

    The red background doesn’t work for me. It’s too rich a colour, both distracting and somehow inappropriate in my view. What’s wrong with white?

    The donate button should be a contrasting colour.

    You should probably invest in a logo. The typeface of your site name looks a bit dated. If you have a clear idea of what you want, you could try to get a designer on fiverr.com to make one. Otherwise try to find a designer who will create an original logo, perhaps on a pro bono basis, or in exchange for a link from your site. You could try to find one Twitter?

    Centred text looks amateurish. Set it left.

    Watch your spelling. eg http://www.rfahaiti.org/2011/12/new-house/ (it’s successful).

    On the above page, use the images bigger and move at least one of them to the top of the page so readers are not just looking at a slab of text.

    Hope this is useful. If you want to critique back, this is my WordPress site: [link moderated – if you want to show your site off, please start your own topic in ‘Your WordPress’]

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