Once you've registered a domain name, created the content, and chosen the graphic design, you are ready to put all the pieces together- to "assemble" your website.
If you're using our Nonprofit Web Toolkit or Toolbox, you are entitled to a free, 2 hour training. We'll train your staff/volunteers on how to use the software, as we build the website together. We call this training a Webraising.
Are You Ready for a Webraising?
Like an Amish barn-raising, when a community comes together to build a barn in a day- your community will help build a website in a day. A Webraising requires that all the elements that can be finished ahead of time, have been finished. In order to have a Webraising, we'll need the following things from you:
- Domain name registered (with access to domain registry account for dns server switch)*
- Graphic design elements completed and given to us ahead of time so that we can integrate them with our software*
- Content layout and site structure decided upon
- All content written and ready in electronic form to be copied and pasted into site
- Physical site chosen with multiple computers with a high speed internet connection
- Your staff/volunteers confirmed to participate in the web-raising
*We can offer these services as part of our software package.
The Story of a Webraising
Still not quite sure what's involved? Read about the Webraising of a child abuse prevention organization, Project Child.
After your Webraising, your site may not be ready to "go live." You may have discovered some content issues that need to be resolved or you may have been inspired with a new idea that you want to implement before the site goes live. In order to "go live," we'll ask you to review your website with a fine tooth comb, and when you tell us it's ready, we'll review it again for good measure.
Flipping the Switch
Once you've given us the ok, we will, "flip the switch." This means that we will make the DNS server change so that when users type in your domain name, your new site will appear (in lieu of your old site). Due to the nature of the web, it generally takes up to 48 hours for this change to propulgate. This means that it can take up to two days before users can access your new website.
Action Potential Networks, Inc.
...building community one click at a time