Websites 101: Best Practices for 2018

Websites 101: Best Practices for 2018

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Basic Online Organizing

Starts: Saturday, Aug. 4 9:00 AM

Ends: Saturday, Aug. 4 10:15 AM

Room: R01

If your campaign or non-profit is thinking about building or rebuilding a website this year, it’s tough to know what will deliver results and what will be the next <blink>. DON’T spend an arm and a leg, DON’T take all year for a mediocre site design, DON’T stress yourself out, DO deliver a great website that will get the job done. Come to this session and learn the latest best practices and trends including mobile-first, responsive design, flat design, parallax, scrolling versus non and more. Also we’ll share tips on when it makes sense to do it in-house versus hire out. Be there or be error 404!

Moderators

Laura Packard

Laura Packard

Laura Packard is a digital/new media and communications strategist, progressive political consultant, health care advocate, and small business owner (PowerThru), currently based in Denver. She is a stage 4 cancer survivor, co-chair of Health Care Voter, and founder of Voices of Health Care, a non-profit organizing adults with serious medical conditions.

Laura has been blocked by President Trump on Twitter, thrown out of her (former) U.S. Senator’s town hall for asking him about his health care record, and reached millions of people across the country with her story while fighting to protect our health care.

Other sessions: We're Living It: An Inside Look at the Health Care Fight through Storytelling

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Isaac Salazar

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Isaac Salazar is a founding partner of LPS Campaigns (formerly Local Politechs Strategies).

Isaac has worked on a number of campaigns dating back to his first position as a field organizer for Chris Van Hollen’s first congressional campaign in 2002. Since then, Isaac has worked in Maryland campaigns for Ben Cardin’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2006 and 2012 and as Communications Director for the Maryland Democratic Coordinated Campaign in 2010. Salazar also worked as aide in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate for U.S Senator Ben Cardin and U.S. Senator Paul Sarbanes.

Isaac has non-profit experience at Enterprise Community Partners, a national non-profit affordable housing organization, where he developed the organization’s social media presence and its first-ever social media strategy.

Isaac also has private sector experience as a Senior Account Executive at Hager Sharp Inc., a communications firm with a mission: to help people live healthier, smarter, safer lives. Salazar provided digital strategy for Hager Sharp to support its health, education and public safety clients with “communications that make a difference.”

Isaac is involved with a number of associations and organizations including the American Association of Political Consultants, the Latino Democratic Club of Montgomery County (Past President), and the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Alumni Association (Washington D.C. Chapter). Isaac is a 2002 graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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