Category Archives: Articles
Articles written by Osvaldo Gago on digital activism, web design and web development.
Power, like fire, is neither good or evil but it can be used for good and evil. This TED video is an excellent introduction to the understanding of power, campaigning and citizenship.
Why the independent web matters
In recent years social networks and “easy to use” blogging platforms made it easy for non-technical people to publish on the web. Unlike some previous projects Facebook and Twitter made a huge public relations campaign to gain the reputation as being … Continue reading
List of free e-learning sites
We all should be learning constantly so we can adapt to our fast-changing world and new communications technologies. E-learning is often a great solution because you can practically attend from anywhere at anytime. Usually it’s less expensive than traditional classroom learning … Continue reading
Interesting ideas on fundraising and non-profits
In this this talk Dan Pallotta makes us think about non-profit management and how how NGO’s could have more capacity to solve our problems. Would non-profits benefit from more investment in marketing, advertisement and inovation?
The Web in 2013 – Dealing with diversity
I’m just 40 years old and I feel like a dinosaur every time I remember my first years using the world wide web. Back in 1996 we used the web with two competing browsers: Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator. I … Continue reading
Create a WordPress multilingual site
Large international campaigns may need to set up multilingual websites, but creating a good site in multiple languages is harder than it looks. First because it may involve dozens of editors located in different countries, but most importantly because of … Continue reading
How e-learning can help digital activists
Training helps digital activists to be effective and understand the campaign’s issues, goals, strategy and tools. However, classroom training is expensive and many campaigns/non-profits can’t afford it. For many activists traveling to a different region or country isn’t an option … Continue reading
How an effective online strategy can help a campaign
In 2012 the Internet is a powerful medium because the percentage of regular users is very high and, unlike radio and TV, it is interactive. The interactive nature of the Internet makes it the best medium to recruit and involve … Continue reading
A CSS workflow for digital activists
If you build campaign sites, you’ll want them to have a branded look consistent with the campaign design. And that means you (or someone else) has to design the site and create the Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) files. If you know … Continue reading