CCANZ website redevelopment + impact case studies
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One of the things I'm excited about getting stuck into this year is redeveloping our CCANZ website, and we're really grateful that Prefer, who have long hosted our website for free, are continuing to support CCANZ by doing this work for a nominal fee. Our website will of course continue to be completely open source.
I've been thinking a lot about how best to make use of our website as a communications tool and I wanted to share this thinking with you all and get your ideas.
The primary comms goals of the CCANZ website are that it should:
- persuasively tell the story of what the CC movement is and why you should join in
- give easy-to-understand factual information about what the CC licences are and how to apply them etc.
- signpost useful sector-specific information and resources
- show what CCANZ is up to as an organisation and invite people to join our community.
(As well as all the regular stuff like newsletter sign-ups, how to find CC works online, etc.)
In terms of design, tone, and content, I want the CCANZ website to be as welcoming and accessible as possible, both to people who are considering CC for personal use and those who are visiting for work/professional purposes. I see that accessibility working across a variety of axes:
- making sure people who are visually impaired can use the website as easily as possible
- being less monolingual
- making better use of visual imagery and video, for those who learn better through those media than through text
- making it really clear what help CCANZ can offer to organisations who are considering using CC so that they don't feel they have to muddle through it alone.
One of the things that we want our website to do better is demonstrate the impact of using CC. We have lots of great case studies but they are often more about the process of choosing to move to CC rather than the impact of what happens after you do.
So my questions for you all at this stage are:
1. If you had all the time and money in the world, what would you want the CCANZ website to be able to do? Give me your wishlist! If we can't make it happen now there's always the chance we can work towards it in the future.
2. Where in Aotearoa do you think CC is having the biggest impact, and how can we demonstrate this?
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