Sunday, March 18, 2012

Needing some website design advice

Planning and organisation of the 4th Annual Virtual International Day of the Midwife on the 5th May 2012 is hotting up. The program is already confirmed, which is unprecedented in terms of timing - I am usually still twisting people's arms right up until the last few days.

Sadly, I have had to turn speakers away because the program is full. The VIDM committee played with the idea of concurrent sessions but decided to stay with one stream this year because a. we're not sure if we have enough facilitators and b. we're very new to Adobe Connect this year and don't want to take on more than we can chew in regards to technology.

Developing the VIDM 2012 website
The job I have been working on this weekend is getting the VIDM 2012 website/wiki together so we can get on and push ahead with our advertising. But I am hopeless with design and am getting to the point where I cannot see the woods from the trees.

Needing a critical eye
What I would really appreciate is for any feedback on:
  • how the website looks in terms of appearance;
  • how easy it is to navigate;
  • and the clarity of information.
What works well? Is there anything you would change? What would you add and what would you delete?

Oily rag
But before you come up with lots of amazing suggestions, please be aware that we do not operate on the smell of an oily fact....we don't even have an oily rag. So suggestions about paying for a professional web designer to sort out the website just won't be a practical one because we have no funding. And not only that, but we wish to model to midwives and health professionals what can be achieved with very basic resources.

Looking forward to hearing what you think. Thank you.

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