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Articles written by Osvaldo Gago on digital activism, web design and web development.

One web with responsive web design I

Responsive web design is a group of techniques to create websites adaptable to the user screen size, screen format and input device. The concept was made popular by an article published by Ethan Marcotte¬†in the blog A List Apart in … Continue reading

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Online strategy 101 for non-profits

An online strategy or web strategy is a live document and a tool to help individuals and teams decide on how to run the organization’s online activity. With a clear online strategy the team can focus on what’s important for … Continue reading

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Best blogs for webmasters

To learn more and to keep up with the latest trends, I was following 41 web-related blogs… daily! My interests are web design, marketing, front-end development and digital activism. I used to scan about 120 new posts per day and … Continue reading

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Online analytics for non-profits: where are you now?

Web analytics is the measurement, collection, analysis and reporting of for purposes of understanding and optimizing web usage. Online analytics extends web analytics and analyses e-mail and social networks. An organization with advanced online analytics decides based on information on … Continue reading

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Select a content management system

If your organization is a small charitable, it might need a website but not have the resources to hire consultants to give advice on which content management system (CMS) to use. However, choosing the right CMS is a very important … Continue reading

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Roles in digital activism

Online activism campaigns are often deployed by a team. Small or large, it’s members will have to solve many different communication and technology-related problems. This team has often people with many different skills that will assume different roles. Each team … Continue reading

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My list of jQuery plugins

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jQuery is an excellent JavaScript library. On one side it’s easy to learn, on the other there’s already thousands of free plugins available. It’s slogan is “The write less do more library”. This list is a live document with the … Continue reading

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Version control for webmasters, webdesigners and digital activists

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Revision control, also known as version control or source control is the management of changes to documents, programs and other information stored as computer files, and it can be a powerful productivity booster anywhere it’s used.

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My list of web-related cheat sheets

This is a selection of cheat sheets that can be very useful for web designers, developers and content producers. They can help you to remember specific tags, pieces of code, colour values and fonts. Some describe complex quality-control or planning … Continue reading

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How to create an e-book in the .epub format

E-books have some advantages over traditional books. They can be cheaper, or even free as there’s no paper or printing costs, and they can be easily distributed worldwide through the Internet. Now it’s possible to use smart phones, PDA’s and … Continue reading

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