Heal Your Church WebSite


Teaching, rebuking, correcting & training in righteous web design.

Perhaps I need a new category?

I’ve been keeping a close eye on my hits and referrers after practicing what I preached in yesterday’s post on blocking spambots and spyware. One of the friendlier faces, well domain names, I recognized was that of Darryl over at DashHouse.com — who linked up my site with his nomination for the tackiest website ever along with the following question directed at me:

Dean, dispenser of wisdom in healing church websites, aren’t some Christian websites beyond healing?

For those of you visiting here for the first time, Darryl is referring to is the parts of my critiques where I offer tangible advice on what to fix and in what order. Usually it goes something like “… if I only had 10 minutes to heal this site, I would optimize the images … which usually occurs after I’ve complained vigorously about load times or a lack of compelling content or some other deadly sin.

However, there are times, and this is one of them, where if given 10 minutes, I would execute the following commands, first in Linux:

cd $HOME
rm -rf * public_html

On an NT server, via the command line, that would be:

cd c:\inetpub
del wwwroot /s

* WARNING * I’m kidding around here. These commands will delete EVERYTHING in their respective directories. Though in the case of Darryl’s example, I’m willing to make an exception as might be a good start to starting over.

Which raises the question, perhaps what I need is another category on this site simply entitled “John 11:35” for those cases that are beyond healing and instead, need to die to their old selves, soas to be reborn anew.

One Comment

  1. Of course you can’t run those commands on a homestead.com website!