Heal Your Church WebSite

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

June 29, 2007
by meandean

iPhone & your church web site, iPhone & usability, iPhone article round-up

Later today, alot of folks will be shelling out almost $600 to adopt Apple’s latest offering, the iPhone. A device that consolidates three popular mobile applications onto a single platform – delivered via a radically re-factored user interface built on top of touch screen technology. And while it may seem like a fad for now, I have reasons to suspect that it will have a significant impact on how we present our churches and charities online. Continue reading

June 28, 2007
by meandean
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Maximize your summer missions impact with disruptive technologies

Right about now, a number of you are creating checklists of what to bring on your summer missions trip. Here are a few technical items you might want consider, to help keep your family and/or sponsors up-to-date via your church’s website or personal blog … and if nothing else, to get your digital thinking out of the ‘disco’ era! Continue reading

June 25, 2007
by meandean
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Note to Dr. Nielsen – quality is everyone’s job

Today’s Alertbox entitled ‘Should Designers and Developers Do Usability?’ Jakob Nielsen asserts “Having a specialized usability person is best, but smaller design teams can still benefit when designers do their own user testing and other usability work.” Hmmm … how do I disagree with thee, let me count the ways … modus ponens style: Continue reading

June 20, 2007
by meandean
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7 things I dislike about the Grace Baptist Church of Bellingham, WA website

There are six things that users hate, seven that are an abomination:
1. text that’s hard on the eyes
2. flying content delivered in tongues
3. images that shed innocent bandwidth
4. no dates and times so visitors can plan
5. marquees that make waste of words that run
6. a web address that’s hard to memorize
7. and spinning gifs that sows discord among seekers Continue reading

June 19, 2007
by meandean

A comparative cornucopia of online office ‘sweets’

Microsoft Office as we know it is dead – at least that is the conclusion I read between the lines of a “Read/WriteWeb article” by Richard MacManus. Taking the opportunity of today’s public beta release of Meeting, MacManus compares and considers many of the emerging office suite software services including Google Apps, Microsoft Office Live, Zoho, ThinkFree, and Zimbra – so should you. Continue reading