Most people recognise advertising even if they don’t know or understand all the theories and techniques that are used. Most also confuse the two terms, thinking that marketing is just another word for advertising. It isn’t. [continue reading…]
For some years now, Bowls Australia has been urging bowls clubs to promote themselves online. They provide free websites and are currently upgrading them through their Bowlslink program. [continue reading…]
When members talk about the future of their Clubs a common thread is whether they are a bowls club or whether they should become more of a community club. It soon becomes clear that people have got very different ideas of what being a community club or being part of the community means. [continue reading…]
When I started making webpages, we wrote the code in Notepad. Later there were programs like Homesite, Frontpage, Dreamweaver for designing and managing websites. [continue reading…]
This is a quick reference to terms you’ll hear. It is intended for novice users and website owners. [continue reading…]
The internet offers many opportunities for non-profit organisations… and many pitfalls. These are some of the common problems I have seen over the years. [continue reading…]
The early internet created a new way for support groups and non-profit organisations to reach out to a wider audience, proving information at a fraction of the cost of traditional means. I used to see a lot of these in my days of creating the bcl.com.au directory. [continue reading…]
Themes usually come with one or more menu locations and you can also add menus in the right/left hand column as a widget. Many themes have a Top Menu (probably goes across the top of the page either above or below the top banner) and a Social Links Menu (probably goes bottom right and meant for links to twitter etc)
Your top menu usually leads to the main pages of your website.
The side menu more often lists categories, latest posts, etc.
A plant considered undesirable, unattractive, or troublesome, or growing where it is not wanted, is usually considered a weed.
Clover is beneficial to bees and to the soil. Lying on cool, soft clover watching the clouds move across a Queensland sky is one of the lingering memories of my childhood. The only downside of clover in the lawn is that you have to watch out for bees when walking barefoot. That is not enough to designate something a weed.
How and why did it change? [continue reading…]
There are lots of types of gardeners and many different reasons to garden.
I think a garden can reflect your whole philosophy of life – whether you try to be in control or just go with the flow, whether you're tidy or messy or somewhere in between, whether you tend to find your own way or are a follower of rules and fashion. [continue reading…]
I discovered this book, “Metaphors We Live By” by George Lakoff and Mark Johnson after an aside by Dr Joan Mulholland during a university lecture sometime in the 1990s – if you’re interested, you might find this book interesting – so I jotted down the name and checked it out in the library. [continue reading…]