The following are some links to resources that may help with the development of your community website.
The Australian Domain Name Administrators (auDA) have produced an audio series on using the internet. The series gives practical information to both new and experienced users. To listen go to www.letstalknet.com.au
e-Strategy Guide for Nonprofit Organisations is an excellent source of general information about creating a presence on the internet. The guide which was developed by the federal Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA) covers topics such as Online Security, Website functions and Creative Web Use. Visit www.e-strategyguide.gov.au to find out more.
The Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has a website portal at http://community.gov.au with a section titled Internet Tips & Tools.
Lerni - multilingual adult learning resources for emerging comnunities -including internet training at www.lerni.net.au The Lerni website is developed and hosted by Vicnet, a division of the State Library of Victoria, and funded through an Adult Learners' Week grant by the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
For information on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) issues of specific interest to not-for-profit organisations and links to a wide range of products and services to assist organisations to make savings please visit the following websites:
Connecting Up Australia - helps community and not-for-profit organisations to increase their ICT capacity - visit their website at: www.connectingup.org
Donortec - assists charities and nonprofit organisations with Income Tax Exempt status by providing software and hardware for very low or discounted fees in conjunction with their donor partners - visit their website at: www.donortec.com.au
The National Library of Australia, in conjunction with Flickr, provide a rich online pictorial resource of rural and urban images in their Picture Australia Ourtown Project. To read how this project can help your website development to to: www.cgdn.org.au/howto/pictureaustralia
Australian Flexible Learning Framework - provides a 'Resource Kit for Creative Communities' where community groups can source online guidance, ideas and tools for developing e-learning. Some great links and ideas on developing and organising online information. Visit http://creativecommunity.flexiblelearning.net.au
Website Design & Graphics
Free Webpage Headers - Provides free quality graphics you can use for your website header. They also have links to helpful resources including fonts, plugins, templates, stock photos, software, scripts, tutorials and other useful tools for webmasters. To view their gallery of graphics, visit http://www.freewebpageheaders.com/gallery
eGovernment Resource Centre: Website Design - Topics A-Z provides listing of articles and resources about best practice website design with an emphasis on government. Fopr more info, see Website Design Topics A-Z
Website Content & Tools
SurveyMonkey.com is a revolutionary tool to create and publish custom surveys in minutes, and then view results graphically and in real time. Visit www.surveymonkey.com
WordPress is a free and open source blog publishing application and content management system. http://wordpress.com
Google Analytics is the enterprise-class web analytics solution that gives you rich insights into your website traffic and marketing effectiveness. Visit www.google.com/analytics