Salsa Commons DebutsSubmitted Wed May 21 2008 17:54:25 GMT-0400 (EDT)
A massive update from the previous manual available, which had become dated in several key areas;
An easily updatable wiki that will serve as a living document we can update and add to as we build;
The kernel of a much larger project to build in other kinds of documentation, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, and a panoply of other resources.
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Why are my pages not secure? (Un)locking the mystery.Submitted Mon May 12 2008 10:49:35 GMT-0400 (EDT)
1. Find out which template your nonsecure-soon-to-be-secure page is using. You can do this by looking at the number after the /t/ in the page's URL - this is the template key - or checking which template is highlighted on Step 1 of your page creation workflow. If no template is highlighted or there is no /t/ in your URL, you're using your site's default template. To see a list of your templates, go to dashboard -> manage templates.
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Theming your Profile pagesSubmitted Thu Jan 24 2008 15:34:55 GMT-0500 (EST)
Theming your profile pages is a great way to customize one more aspect of your Salsa pages. Customizing your profile pages can be very rewarding but requires use of CSS. Here I'll go over some common requests. I'll try not to assume you have knowledge of CSS, but I will assume some HTML basics. I'll introduce some important CSS terms and techniques, but also provide working examples that are ready to be cut and pasted into your templates.
If you aren't interested in learning CSS, or already know it and just want some code snippets, look for the blue boxes. The HTML in the blue boxes is code ready to be pasted into your template.
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Basic HTML E-mailing: Setting up a TemplateSubmitted Wed Oct 17 2007 17:19:03 GMT-0400 (EDT)
As we've mentioned before getting email design from the interface to your member's inbox is not as simple as one might hope. Luckily, a well designed email template can not only help you deliver an email that more closely resembles your vision, but can also lead to consistency between emails and speed up the time each blast takes to create.
Use a Template
The over whelming majority of users need to use an email template. We want to use a template to 'protect' some parts of our HTML for both consistency and to ensure critical parts of the HTML are not altered during the creation of a blast.
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Basic HTML E-mailing: The Domains Senders Must TestSubmitted Tue Jul 17 2007 23:24:51 GMT-0400 (EDT)
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Tuesday Tips, Tardily: Wikis in Plain EnglishSubmitted Thu May 31 2007 12:18:18 GMT-0400 (EDT)
Tuesday Tips: RSS in Plain English ScreencastSubmitted Tue Apr 24 2007 10:44:00 GMT-0400 (EDT)
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Tuesday Tips: The God of Small GiftsSubmitted Tue Apr 17 2007 20:38:45 GMT-0400 (EDT)
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Tuesday Tips: A Dozen Tips for Sprucing up Your WebsiteSubmitted Tue Apr 03 2007 10:53:44 GMT-0400 (EDT)
Have you given your website some design love lately? Here are some fast tips for taking your site to the next level. 1. Don’t forget the fold. Just as old-fashioned newspapers have a fold line, if a web page gets too long, people will have to scroll to see all of the content on the page. When designing your home and interior pages, make sure to put important items such as news features, donate buttons, and e-newsletter sign-ups above the fold, where they can be seen easily. 2. Be a creative conformist. The web works because key site elements appear in consistent locations across all well-designed web sites. While you want your website to have a look and feel that is unique to your organization, make sure you also follow design conventions. For example, people have come to expect that search bars be placed in the top right of a webpage while logos are most often in the top left position. Nine times out of ten you should stick with these conventions. Groups like Amazon play with these conventions, but again it’s generally wisest to plunk key navigational elements where people expect to see them. 3. Make your asks contextual. Don’t let isolated "donate buttons" do all the fundraising legwork on your site. Work donation asks into areas where you are telling the most compelling stories about your accomplishments. 4. Let thy people donate! When someone does click a donate button, reward them immediately with a donate form. Don’t make them click more or wade through a lot of copy before letting them help you. In fact, it’s highly recommended that the form be the default first page of your donate section.
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Tuesday Tips: Mistyped Email AddressesSubmitted Tue Mar 27 2007 14:08:28 GMT-0400 (EDT)
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