Any ideas for my charity site?

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A made this site for a local charity organization in my small home town. The reason they wanted a site is to inform the public of their organization and maybe land a big donation from a company or something.

I`m waiting for their logo so it will be incorporated in the site and as a favicon and I will update to a custom domain name.

What I want from you guys: do you have any ideas on how I can zoop up the site a bit. But I still want it simplistic. Any advice on how to incorporate pictures, add more color, etc. will be appreciated.

Here is the URL so you can analyse the site and give feedback: http://newlife-uitenhage.yolasite.com/
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Looking pretty good so far....I would say about the only glaring thing is on your About Us page.....It is better/proper to left align all the text when writing paragraphs of text.
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Hey Ruhan

I really like the look of your site. I too would agree with John's suggestion that you left-align your paragraphs on your "About Us" page. This does help to make for easier reading.

I look forward to seeing the logo as I feel this is the missing ingredient needed to make your site really pop!

One other way that you could perhaps add color is adding a border to your pictures on your "About Us" page. Perhaps a nice green or blue that will match the color theme in your website?

People always like to hear testimonials about how this service has helped them. You may want to consider adding that to your website later on down the road.

You have done a really nice job! You should be proud of yourself!
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Thanks! It`s good suggestions. I will work on the frames and the text formatting. But first, I must go learn for my exam tomorrow. I better work hard in school if I want a place on the Yola team someday!
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Where the asterisks (*) and pluses (+) are to indicate a new item in the list, I would suggest using bullets or numbers instead... It'll look cleaner that way. Also, instead of left alignment... my personal suggestion is to justify align the text. I like it better. Also, I would converse with the company and see if they want to add a donate button and through what service. Let them set up the service through paypal or another service then you can implement it into the site. I would suggest to them that an online store might be beneficial... all items in the store to be donated and sold and all proceeds go to their cause.
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I want to use bullets but it doesn`t look good. The formatting is off. And the PayPal idea is good, but not in this town. Already tried and didn`t work good.
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Donald

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Did you know you can modify the bullets?

Go into your HTML and where you see

<!--
<UL>
-->

Place the appropriate formatting just after it such as...

<!--
<UL><FONT size=3>
-->

Will change the size of the bullet from it's small default size to the normal size text. You can also do this with color.
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Donald

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<!--
Take note... this is the beginning tag <UL> not the ending tag </UL>... this will also only appear after the bullet has been inserted/used!
-->

The UL stands for Unordered List meaning no numbers or letters to indicate a specific order. Numbers and letters are an Ordered List and is identified by
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<OL>

You can also specify types such as letters, roman numberals, squares, etc... by...

<UL type="square">

or

<OL type="a"> for low case letters
<OL type="A"> for upper case letters
<OL type="i"> for low case roman numerals
<OL type="I"> for upper case roman numbers

And no... I'm not looking at reference... shows how much I've learned bout HTML!

:) mostly thanks to the people here!
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If they really want to land a big donor then take a look at this link: http://www.mnaonline.org/search_for_r... and go to the pdf called: Principles for an Effective Nonprofit Web site - How to get the most out of your organization's Web site. I got this from Andrea at Yola! and it is excellent. I highly recommend it.
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Donald

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And as for PayPal, have you tried emailing them? Maybe they have an alternative or a solution?
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Donald

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And as for my suggestion about justify, you should try it and if you don't like it you can switch back. Default tags aren't in HTML by default such as alignment, size, and color... so in order to get the tag to appear, you'll have to select your text and click the left align button. Then go into your HTML and switchout "left" with "justify". I like it better because it's a cleaner look and easier to read.