Heal Your Church WebSite


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

May 1, 2009
by meandean
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weekend open thread: What Heals your Church Website?

I want comments on the following question: what actually heals your church website? Is it using WordPress over Joomla? Is it adding a Twitter widget to your sidebar? Or is it adding more spinning animated gifs of gold lam̩ crosses? I want your input Рso leave a comment. 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

October 10, 2008
by meandean
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5 Things Churches and Charities can learn from Google

So how did Google become a verb? Glad you asked … it did so by building an organization around intelligent people who understood how to grow the corporate needs around what the customer wanted. Put in more “Christian” terms, it’s about satisfying one’s self by first serving others.
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September 18, 2008
by meandean
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5 things we can learn about password recovery questions from Sarah Palin

Imagine waking up one day to this news flash: “Your pastor’s private e-mail hacked, family photos raided; cesspool blog gloats; feds investigate!” The hack of Sarah Palin’s email account via Yahoo’s password recovery system serves as a wake-up call that screams that no matter how strong a password you use – if you have weak password recovery questions – you’re open for an attack. Continue reading

September 15, 2008
by meandean
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5 things we can learn from the SiteMeter debacle

Filed under “If it ain’t broke don’t Fix it,”SiteMeter, a webpage tracking service popular with pundit blogs, was compelled to roll-back a deployment and issue a public apology after they messed-up badly when they deployed new features that inflamed the blogosphere more than the myth that Palin and Obama are the pawns of an upcoming alien abduction to convert both Christians and Muslims to tenents of XENU. The end result were a number of prominent A-list political bloggers voicing dissatisfaction with the new SiteMeter reminiscent of the New Coke disaster of 1985. Continue reading

August 27, 2008
by meandean
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A celebration of cruft, the king of kitsch ministries.

The WikiPedia defines ‘cruft’ is computing jargon for code, data, or software of poor quality and ‘kitsch’ as art that is considered an inferior, tasteless copy of an existing style. The Celebrations Of The King Ministries in Loma Linda, CA provides a website that is both. The only real question being, what % is kitsch, and what % is cruft – as the design of the this church website seems to take its queue from the Hamster Dance school of design, circa 1998. Continue reading