Website Tools for Non-Profits

from the maintainer of the
WWW-VL: History:
Search Engines Website

Web Site Tools & Tips

News: Top Email Scams, FTC Names Its Dirty Dozen

    MPMA Web Session

    Economical Websites: Do You Need Help? Blogs, Flickr, YouTube, Facebook, MySpace - Using Free Social Networks for Museums

    These days, museum professionals are expected to know everything about websites. Yet, many don't monitor their museum's website and pay others to make changes to it. And, oh those pesky questions board members always ask: How can I see my donation on the web? Why are you on MySpace -- MPMA Museums MySpace -- and not on a more 'current' site? Why did our museum website address just become an on-line drug store? How can we save money by using email? Couldn't you just do that blog in your extra time? Get answers to these questions and see how you can save money and be more web effective.

    Also see: Museum MySpace Tips; MPMA Social Network Tips

    Chair: George Laughead, Laughead Web; President, Ford County Historical Society, Dodge City, KS; Manager, WWW Virtual Library @, WWW-VL: United States History and Kansas Heritage Group. George Laughead was a member of Tim Berners-Lee's Virtual Library management committee. His hobbies include playing google as a computer game. on Facebook. Founding Chair, MPMA Technology Committee.


    Robert Hickerson, Photographer/Database Project Manager, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (full collection online)

    Jessica Johnson, Second Life Project Coordinator, Spencer Museum of Art. Spencer Art Museum Myspace. Spencer Museum of Art YouTube: Saint in the City: Sufi Arts of Urban Senegal

    Neal Smith, Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, Wichita, KS; Wichita State University Public History program.

    Websites: Better questions & better planning

    You don't have to know HTML code to understand how your website could work better, or how to start one with better planning. This site is based on MPMA Web Session presentations by George Laughead. George is on the MPMA Technology Committee and was founding chair.

Mountain-Plains Museums Association Members
Recommended Web Sites

Site author: George Laughead. Hosted at WWW Virtual Library @

[logo: WWW-Virtual Library] View of WWW inventor Tim Berners-Lee's computer screen, 1993, oldest screen view of the WWW-Virtual Library.

WWW-Virtual Library: History : Sites Maintainer: History | WWW-Virtual Library Original author: Lynn H. Nelson; launched 21 September 1993, first link in WWW-Virtual Library.

Kansas History Gateway,, Lynn H. Nelson; established as HNSource 6 March 1993, the first history on the web and the second public web site. Previously maintained at the University of Kansas.

Return to: WWW-VL: History: W3 Search Engines at:
Updated: 15 December 2017.

Articles and Books
  • Search Engine Tips and Secrets: Website tools, search engine optimization.
  • Dan's Domain Site Tips [good information on domain names, where to buy domains]
  • Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, Standard meta keyword terms for search engines
  • HyperText Markup Language (HTML) Home Page W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)
  • HTML Validator Web Design Group [doesn't throw out page if you have errors.]
  • Informational Value of Museum Web Sites First Mind Internet Journal
  • MuseDoma Museum Domain Management Association [for .museum domain]
  • PageRank Lookup Tool [google pagerank keyword ranking comparison tool.]
  • The SEO Book, Aaron Wall [updated daily; free to non-profits]
  • Search Engine Relationship Bruce Clay [map of probable search engines relationships.]
  • Web Accessibility
  • Accessible Information, Royal National Institute of the Blind, UK
  • Accessibility on the Web, University of Texas, Austin
  • Accessible Information Solutions NILS, Vision Australia
  • Cynthia Says Portal Section 508 Accessibility Validation
  • eAccessibility of public sector services in the European Union,
  • Policies Relating to Web Accessibility, W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
  • Section 508 Home Page US Dept. of Justice
  • WebAim: Web Accessibility in Mind, Utah State University
  • Web Citation
  • APA Online Citations American Psychological Association
  • Citing Internet Resources Georgetown University Law Library
  • The Columbia Guide to Online Style Columbia University Press
  • Transcribing, editing and processing oral history, Oral History Office, Minnesota Historical Society
  • Web Quality Guides
  • The ICYouSee Guide to Critical Thinking About What You See on the Web Ithaca College Library
  • Evaluating Web Resources Wolfgram Memorial Library, Widener University
  • Evaluating Internet Information, Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University
  • Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility Stanford University
  • Thinking Critically about Web 2.0 and Beyond UCLA College Library
  • Website Tools
  • About .museum [official site of the new .museum domain]
  • Top Ten Mistakes of Web Management Jacok Nielsen, [1997; still great advice]
  • Jakob Nielsen on usability
  • Deva Search Navigation Tools for Web Sites, Intranets
  • Basic HTML Commands
  • Internet Related Technologies [JavaScript, CSS, DHTML, etc. code for adding to websites.}
  • The List: The Definitive Internet Services Buyer's Guide
  • RDN Virtual Training Suite [UK; tutorials designed to improve W3C information literacy]
  • Robert O'Hara's favorite web help sites [web pioneer]
  • Tips for Website Owners, Blythe Systems
  • Virtual Reality on the Web Media Literacy Review, University of Oregon, Eugene
  • The Web Design Group
  • Web Authoring by Alan Flavell
  • Webmonkey tools for web construction
  • Digitization & Metadata Resources
    Search Engine Industry
  • Search Engine Watch News on search technology with advice on search engines.
  • Taming The Beast Ecommerce articles, web marketing & Internet business guides
  • Technical Bases
  • The World Wide Web: A very short personal history Tim Berners-Lee, W3 inventor, W3C
    (WorldWideWeb Consortium), MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • How Search Engines Work SearchEngineWatch, Danny Sullivan.
  • Museum Associations

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