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December 31, 2007
by meandean
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Top 10 Church Website Design Mistakes of 2007

It is the last day of 2007, so like every great media outlet I figured why not go through the archives and come up with a list of those topics that produced the deepest and most memorable mental scars. Below is my list of the top ten mistakes I’ve seen on church websites over the past year. Mistakes I would hope that as a body we would resolve to remedy, though I suspect like most new year’s resolutions are destined for abandonment by about the 14th of February. Continue reading

December 24, 2007
by meandean
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12 Days of Jesus Junk – Day 11 – Happy Birthday Jesus Tattoos

Yes folks, everyone knows your kids will be different like everyone else wearing their “Happy Birthday Jesus” tattoos. They also serve as a perfect object lesson on 11 blogging mistakes pastors & laypersons make when they leave nothing but a world of markup, rather than a mark on the world. Continue reading

December 23, 2007
by meandean
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12 Days of Jesus Junk – Day 10 – Moses Action Figure

On the 10th day of kitschmas my webmaster threw down on me – 10 Moses Action Figures (all clutching tablets of the 10 commandments in their patented kung-fu grip!). The perfect reminder to remember 10 Commandments of Church Website Search Engine Optimization.

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December 22, 2007
by meandean
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12 Days of Jesus Junk – Day 9 – 9″ Plush Long Arm Religious Gorillas

I think the colorful string of hominidae hangers gives us an excellent object lesson to those new to church website design: Don’t go ape over new technologies just for the sake of implementing them! Here are some wretched examples, from memory, I’ve encountered where the church webmaster made a monkey out of their website with some new gizmo or gadget they encountered:
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December 21, 2007
by meandean
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12 Days of Jesus Junk – Day 8 – Elvis Christmas 8 Track Tape

Even though the tunes on the Elvis 8 track are timeless, who is going to hear them now? Likewise with your church website. Just because the message of the Gospel is ageless doesn’t mean the same applies to the data and technologies used to convey your organizations web presence. Continue reading

December 20, 2007
by meandean
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12 Days of Jesus Junk – Day 7 – Walking With Jesus Playing Cards

On the 7th day of Jesus Junk my webmaster equipped me with everything I needed to take a good beating during a youth ministry Texas Hold’em lock in with a pack of Walking With Jesus’ Playing Cards. And speaking of betting the house, let’s complain a bit about all Flash websites – as like gambling, it seems there are quite a few church webmaster addicted to this plugin. Continue reading

December 19, 2007
by meandean
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12 Days of Jesus Junk – Day 6 – Jesus Saves Goose Leg Bands

How you convey your church or charity’s message is as important as what you say. Case in point, the Christmas Kitsch otherwise known as the ‘unique “Jesus Saves” goose leg band’ … available on E-Bay for $12.99! Compare this ill-gotten approach with your church website conversion goals. Continue reading