Heal Your Church WebSite

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

April 22, 2010
by meandean
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The Facebook Like Button Plugin for WordPress

Facebook rocked the internet yesterday with 5 new plugins, one of which is an API for the Facebook Like Button. After reading about it and playing a bit with the Facebook’s Like Button generator, I decided what’s needed is a WordPress plugin that allows folks to easily configure the look-and-feel of the Facebook Like Button, and then automatically add it the beginning and/or the end of their posts. Continue reading

December 29, 2009
by meandean
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What Record Sales of the Amazon Kindle Means to Your Church Website

Yesterday , I was attracted by the Wired Magazine Gadget Labs  headline “Amazon: Kindle Books Outsold Real Books This Christmas.” According to a release cited in the article: “[the] Kindle has become the most gifted item in Amazon’s history … … Continue reading

November 13, 2008
by meandean
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5 things more things about Christian spam email bombing runs

Ever get that annoying email from a church, friend, and/or family member who ‘accidentally’ sent a rant to everyone in their address book and/or a group-related email directory? Here’s how I respond to one such instance of a Christian SPAM email bombing run. Feel free to copy or link them to it my post to educate them on why this is such a poor practice of netiquette. Continue reading

September 12, 2008
by meandean
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Pastors and Lay Persons and BlackBerrys, Oh My!

With the debut of the now consolidated Google Mobile Apps for BlackBerry also arrives yet another reason why your church and/or charity should consider moving off the desktop and onto the web space. So what has this got to do with running your church and/or charity website? Glad you asked … Continue reading

August 20, 2008
by meandean
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5 ways to save fuel and staff costs by screencasting webinars

One of the more painful big money issues facing churches and charities are upcoming energy costs that will consume more funds once allocated to other endeavors; while forcing some locations to have black-out dates to reduce the high cost of heating a facility during off-hours. Not to mention the rising costs to staff and laypersons to drive to said locations during the week. With such exorbitant expenses in mind, there are many online technologies now available to an ever growing bandwidth-enabled congregations that will allow them to save money by moving mid-week meetings and classes out of bricks-n-mortar places and into the web space. Continue reading

August 15, 2008
by meandean
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A Conference Apart – where Dean gets to meet Zeldman, Meyer & Fried!

You bet I’m stoked! This coming October 13–14, 2008, I’ll get to rub usability elbows with Eric Meyer, Jason Fried, Jeffrey Zeldman, along with several other web standards rock stars at the An Event Apart 2008 conference held at the at the Sheraton Chicago. Continue reading