If you know of a good nonprofit organization in Boston with a bad web site, then please tell them about Extreme Markover, an effort to give away one free web site redesign to a Boston-area nonprofit.
Extreme Markover is a partnership of the World Organization of Webmasters (WOW), a not-for-profit professional association that provides education and support for web professionals; Web Design World, a web-design conference that takes place at the Westin Copley on December 8-10; and Bizland, a website-hosting company.
I attend Web Design World each year and can vouch for the quality of their presenters and experts and the leadership they provide in the web design world (hey, no pun intended!).
Here’s more information on the free redesign from the official press release.
“We’re calling it the Extreme Markover,” said Bill Cullifer, executive director of WOW, “and our goal is to provide a deserving non-profit organization with a website that showcases today’s best design practices, which is exactly what WOW and the Web Design World conference strive to teach.”
Boston-area nonprofit organizations are invited to submit their existing site for consideration by going to the Extreme Markover site (www.extrememarkover.org). A panel including some of the world’s top web designers will review the sites and choose one for the makeover. Selected WOW members will then implement the design, and designers everywhere can follow along through frequent podcast interviews, tutorial articles, and more.
The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 24.