Posted by Dr. Bob on November 25, 2001, at 17:57:12
In reply to Re: fund drive » Dr. Bob, posted by shelliR on November 25, 2001, at 10:49:32
> > Would you like to volunteer to be fund drive chair? If so, tell me what to do, and let's give it a try. :-)
> I would volunteer after the first of the year, as long as I have a co-chair who is is definitely more computer savvy than I am (which includes almost everyone), and can write HTML code, and develop pop up windows, etc.
> Would you do that stuff, Dr. Bob, or do I need to find someone to actually write the code?
I think a co-chair is a great idea! If they know HTML, even better, but if not, I can try to do it. I'd need to incorporate it into the site, anyway...
> At the very least, you could raise the font size in that line from 9 or 10 to 12 and change the color, either to blue, or if you are feeling a bit more adventerous, dark violet. It's really not going to be annoying.
How about, um, green? :-)
> One idea would be to move the amazon rectangle over to the left, totally in tact minus only the donation line. Then create a smaller rectangular to the right with the heading Psychobabble Needs Your Help.and underneath in small but not tiny letters: "A donation may be made out to the University of Chicago " And a link which directly leads to your Support for Dr. Bob Page. If you put both the amazon box and your box on a light gray background, it will also be more noticable, but not tacky.
Sorry, I'm having a hard time visualizing your boxes... I did rearrange the current ones a little...
> why is the need for money presented in such an ambivilent manner on the support for Dr. Bob page: "but if you'd like to make a donation, I'm not going to turn it down, either. "
I changed the wording in the donation box a little. And on the support page, I made it: "But if you want to make a donation, that's great!" Better?
> I think it is here where you should be saying how important contributions are to the board...
Would you like to suggest some wording? Obviously, I need help with this...
> As far as the pledge drive, I do think life would be much easier if credit cards could be adopted as an option..
I agree, and I'm working on it...
> Once that is done, I like Mitchell's idea of a pop up window. I do find popup windowsa bit annoying, but it would only be for a week or so, AND the advantage, besides being noticable, is the basic site during non-drive times would not have to be touched.
It's a lot easier to modify the basic site than it used to be, thanks to some recent changes. But I agree, a week or so shouldn't be too bad. Plus there might be a way to program it not to pop up after someone's made a donation. :-)