Monthly Archives: August 2012

Online tools for working better together, #net2melb

I joined Lindsey Talerico-Hedren and Ben Teoh to talk about “Online tools for working together better” at the Melbourne NetSquared meet-up on 23 August 2012.

In my 15 minutes I talked about making good choices. Here is the presentation and the links I referred to.

Making good choices presentation

Making good choices: Online tools for working better together presentation

Links and resources

Two lists I prepared earlier about choosing and using online tools:

Digital Habitats: stewarding technology for communities” by Etienne Wenger, Nancy White, and John D. Smith, Digital Habitats: (Portland, OR: CPsquare, 2009)

Nancy White’s blog

Best Online Collaboration Tools 2012 – Robin Good… – MindMeister Mind Map, by Robin Good, update monthly?

Idealware resources on collaboration


Improving your website with some TLC webinar, 16 August 2012

Here are the presentation slides and links from the “Improve your website with some TLC” webinar I delivered for Connecting Up Inc. The talk was made on 16 August using via the Internet. Participants who paid to attend the webinar can access a recording via Connecting Up Inc.


Improving your website with some TLC webinar, 16 August 2012

Website links

A Few Good Web Analytics Tools
by Laura S. Quinn and Kyle Andrei, April, 2011 Idealware

Overcome the Google Analytics Learning Curve in 20 Minutes
by Danny Dover, 26 May 2010, published on the daily seo blog

How-to: Calculate the ROI of Your Online Ads
Brett Meyer, NTEN, 17 May 2011

Rough and ready user testing
The Hey, You! user-test in action
Web site usability testing: recommended procedures
by Rachel McAlpine, circa 2002 or so

Rocket science made easy: the do-it-yourself guide to user testing” book
by Steve Krug, 2009

10 Quick Usability Testing Tips
by Jacob Creech, IntuitiionHQ, May 2011

“My big list of 24 Web Site Usability Testing Tools”, by W Craig Tomlin, a usability and SEO professional

Questioning visitors – why are you here?
by Stephen Blyth, 26 April 2011

The three greatest survey questions ever asked
by Avinash Kaushik, 10 April 2007

A book that covers it all, Web analytics: an hour a day by Avinash Kaushik

Web Accessibility in Mind ( resources, training, links

Media Access Australia’s short list of website accessibility testing tools

A long, discursive article about many of the tools available for accessibility reviews by Angela Cotter of Electronic Ink

Accease’s Web Accessibility and Usability services, plus also check with the RNZFB about the accessibility services they offer

“How to extend your website’s reach to everyone”, presentation, recording and links from a webinar by Mike Osborne, of on practical website accessibility, 30 July 2012

Analysis Exchange. Get some free web analytics consulting for your organisation. Each organisation matched with an experienced mentor and a willing student. I’ve had help from the Exchange, and here’s what I said about it: “Diving into Google Analytics with the Analysis Exchange”.

My collected web analytics links:

Specific tools


Google Analytics

5 second test

Intuition HQ



Wave website accessibility evaluation tools, by WebAIM


Meeting up to remix the web for social change – Wellington NFP CIO Forum

I got excited about where NetSquared Wellington is heading at the monthly Wellington NFP CIO Forum on Wednesday 8 August 2012. I also talked about my experience running webinars and using online tools to collaborate, etc. My presentation and links are set-out here.

Meeting up to remix the web presentation

Meeting up to remix the web for social change – NetSquared Wellington presentation

Mixed up list of links

Wellington NGO Webmasters networking event background information

Sign-up, come along, join in Wellington NetSquared

A view of the global NetSquared movement

A list of past and present webinars run by the Nonprofit Technology Networks (USA), discount to members applies

Research based webinars and much more from Idealware

Occassional free, live and recorded webinars from TechSoup

Beaming in from Adeliade, Connecting Up Inc. webinars. Some are free, some have a price tag.