Re: redesign of front page

From: erik hopp <ehopp_at_hampshire_dot_edu>
Date: Sat Nov 06 2004 - 17:15:19 CST

Alan Dechert wrote:
>>well, here is what i was thinking - the contact us page is certainly the
>>wrong place for any donations or membership links. i think the front
>>page is better, since it seems silly to have another donation page for
>>such a small bit of content.
> It may seem silly, but it worked exactly the way I hoped it would work. We
> received more subscriptions than one-time donations, while, previously,
> one-time donations out numbered subscriptions 10 to 1.

ok, well, i just put the graphic in between the join and donate forms.
initially i thought this was a bad idea, but then i realixzed the
graphic actually corresponds to the join form anyway, so it makes
perfect sense.

so what do you think? is the present state acceptable?


>>perhaps i can write up a small note that
>>says membership is perfered? or even take the donate button off for
> No. We don't want to remove the donate button. We discussed this at some
> length earlier. I had actually removed it and David Mertz insisted that we
> have a way for people to make the one time donation.
> I'm glad figured out a way to enable the one-time donation without making it
> too obvious. We've raised over a thousand dollars that way.
> Alan

erik hopp
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providence, ri 02904
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