This is a list of free or cheap web, social media, marketing and design resources that I presented in my session, 20 Tools to Help You MacGyver Your Small Association’s Communications, at YourMembership Xperience 2016. It includes not only the 20 covered in the session but a bunch of bonus links with even more great, free resources for busy, budget-strapped association marketing/communications/web pros.
Mockingbird: wireframing tool for mocking up webpages or your whole site architecture.
Website content inventory tools: Dynomapper creates a great visual format for viewing your site’s content and architechture. It has a free trial version or you could pay once to generate a snapshot of your site’s content. XML Site-maps.com is free but only generates a list of your site’s urls.
HTML Cheat Sheet is a rudimentary cheat sheet for those who just need a little html knowledge.
W3Schools is a good online tutorials for learning HTML and CSS.
CC Search lets you search images with Creative Commons licenses across a number of different sites.
Canva–free, easy to use graphic design tool that requires basically no design skill. There’s also a business version that costs $9.99 a month and enables you to create branding templates, upload custom fonts and other enhancements.
Snappa–another free, easy to use graphic design tool.
Campaign Monitor template builder is a free tool that lets you create and download html email templates.
Hootsuite is a social media management platform that offers both free and paid versions.