Website Development

General Guides

Website Development Tools
Website: Library and Information Technology Association
http://www.ala.org/lita/professional/clearinghouse/website
American Library Association, Library and Information Technology Association webpage with helpful links to resources on various facets of website development.

Library Websites on a Budget, December 17, 2014
Webinar: TechSoup For Libraries
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK9IzjyPhMc&list=PLRCtupIatuLmJFSGDespQJFXfgg3GLhwO&index=34
Archived webinar sponsored by TechSoup For Libraries focusing on developing a library website on a tight budget.

Content Management Systems

Content Management Systems for Library Websites, April 6, 2015
Article: TechSoup For Libraries
http://www.techsoupforlibraries.org/blog/content-management-systems-for-library-websites
TechSoup For Libraries blogpost on recommendations for building a library website using a content management system such as WordPress.

Enhancing Your Library's Web Presence with WordPress, January 21, 2016
Webinar: OCLC WebJunction
https://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/enhancing-your-librarys-web-presence-with-wordpress.html
Archived webinar sponsored by OCLC WebJunction on how to use WordPress for library website development.

Responsive Design

Mobile Website Design for Libraries, March 14, 2013
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=75
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on developing a mobile-friendly library website.

Usability

Getting Started with Usability Testing, October 7, 2015
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=525
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on conducting usability testing to ensure that your library patrons find your website easy to use.

The Wired Library: The User Experience, July 29, 2015
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2015/07/the-wired-library-the-user-experience
Public Libraries Online article on website user experience design and public libraries.

Usability on a Budget, May 17, 2013
Article: Public Libraries Online
http://publiclibrariesonline.org/2013/05/usability-on-a-budget
Public Libraries Online blogpost on conducting usability testing for your library website on a tight budget.

Accessibility

The Accessible Website: If You Build It, Everyone Can Come, June 6, 2013
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=44
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople on building an accessible library website, one that is friendly to patrons with disabilities.

Content Writing

Writing for the Web, August 9, 2012
Webinar: Infopeople
https://infopeople.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=93
Archived webinar sponsored by Infopeople with tips on how to effectively write for the web.