Keeping Your School Website Fresh with New Photography


One of the benefits of a school website refresh is the process of creating and adding new, current photography. A telltale sign that a school’s website is out of date is that the students in the photos are now in their 20’s! It’s important for school websites to feature real students, staff and families, instead…

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Choosing a domain name for a nonprofit or school


We are often asked for help in choosing a domain for a nonprofit or school. A Top Level Domain, or “TLD” is the ending of a url – what comes after the “Dot”. The most common TLD is .com, but there are many others (more than 1,000), including .org, .info and even .guitars, .church, .bingo…

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Get Ready To Launch Your Summer Camp Registration


The first months of the year are the key time for summer camp registration on your website. Whether your organization is a summer camp, or if you are a school or enrichment program who runs a summer camp, now is the time to make sure your website is ready and set up to get lots…

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Is Your Nonprofit Website Ready For The End Of Year Donation Boost?


We get excited at the end of the year when we look at donation reports on our nonprofit client websites (we use GiveWP which offers some great reporting right within the WordPress website dashboard). This year, one of our client sites has had over 200 donations in the last week of the year. This is…

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How to Increase Enrollment Using Your School Website


Are you trying to increase enrollment at your school or organization? Attracting new prospects doesn’t have to be so hard. We’ll walk you through strategies to increase enrollment through your school website. What Do Parents Want for Their Children? Parents are searching for the right fit for their children. You have a great program. Focus…

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What Makes a Nonprofit Website Successful?


We specialize in WordPress nonprofits websites. Identifying goals, creating a positive user experience, communicating key messages and solving problems are the basis of the work we do. When it comes to nonprofit websites, we break the site down into 3 main areas of strategic focus: Design, Content, and Technical Structure. Within each area, we identify…

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Google Analytics Basics for Schools, Camps and Nonprofits


We connect all the websites we build to Google Analytics (GA). GA is a free resource that can give you a wealth of knowledge about your website traffic and performance. It is an overwhelming amount of data which can be scary if you don’t have an idea of what to look for and where to…

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Are You Doing A Competitive Comparison of Websites?


Part of a marketing strategy is researching and evaluating the competition. Have you looked at your competitor’s websites lately and done a comparison with your own website? Looking at what other nearby schools or enrichment programs are doing can give you ideas for content, keywords and other elements you can consider for your website and…

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Uh Oh! WordPress not sending email from Contact Form


Every website should have a contact form. This is an important way for people to reach you, and often the key lead generator on a website. We use Gravity Forms on most of the websites we create, as it is reliable, has a lot of add on features, and we have used it for many…

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Get Rid of Mixed Content on Your WordPress Website


What is Mixed Content? Mixed content on a website occurs when the initial code is loaded over a secure HTTPS connection, but other resources (such as images, videos, stylesheets, scripts) are loaded over an insecure HTTP connection. This is called mixed content because both HTTP and HTTPS content are being loaded to display the same…

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3 Reasons Why School and Camp Websites Should Have a FAQ Page


When we look at other school and camp websites for inspiration, we notice that a lot of them do not have a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page. This is a missed opportunity! Here are 3 reasons why your website should have a FAQ page and how to make your FAQ web design and content effective.…

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Why We Specialize In Custom Websites For Educational Organizations

Design TLC website for schools

Design TLC recently announced that we are specializing in websites for small schools, camps, enrichment programs and nonprofits. The Story We have built websites for a variety of wonderful small businesses for almost 10 years! Upon reflection, I recently realized that many of the projects we have in our portfolio organically seemed to have a…

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