Our website is now regularly visited by around 400 'unique individuals' each month, with visitors looking at an average of three pages each visit The home page is the clear favorite - many members say they use the scrolling calendar on the website to confirm diary events.
The newsletter is the main source of content on the website - with the website pages for each group proving a wonderful resource for visitors finding out more about our programs as well as providing an historical record and a ready reference for members.
Over the past year we have released a U3A Benalla and District Facebook site to complement the website. Our Facebook page is gradually getting more likes and follows - from 86 followers on 7 Jan 2019 to 152 followers on 15 January 2021.
The media team have a dream.... to reach 15 likes for a post on our FB account. Most posts received 3 - 5 likes. The closest we have come to 15 is 13, ages ago. Watch this space.
Avid photographers Bev Thornell and Andi Stevenson regularly support me by adding posts to the Facebook page and contributing photos which appear in the newsletter and on the website. Margaret Walshe, Dorothy Webber and Geraldine McCorkell also contribute Facebook posts.
Please contact me if you would like to join the web team.
Bev Lee, Website manager
Learning to use Weebly
This website has been set up using the user friendly Weebly platform. It is very easy to use if you have word processing skills and has the advantage that you can see how the page will look on the screen while working on it. Newsletter reports are added to the web page each month.
We are looking for help with the website - please contact Bev Lee if you are interested. You need to be an efficient user of Word and keen to learn photo resizing. If you have ever had anything to do with developing a website or blog - even better. Photographers - photos of group activities are always welcome.
Here are some resources which you would find useful if using Weebly.
Weebly Support Centre - consider adding a shortcut to this site to your desktop.
Beginners Guide to Weebly on YouTube:
Click to set custom HTML
Interested in creating your own Blog using Weebly? Check out our archived Tech Savvy Bloggers' web page at http://u3abenalla.weebly.com/bloggers
Informative handout on 'Creating a Website Using Weebly.com'
U3A Benalla and District Inc. Website - Information for Convenors - the handout provided at the convenor's meeting.
Reducing the size of picture/image files to add to web pages
Photographs taken on digital cameras can be between 1 and 4 Megabytes or even larger. As a general rule of thumb, photo images for websites only need to be 800x600 pixels. It is well worth spending time learning how to resize or compress them to reduce download speeds of webpages.
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