Heal Your Church WebSite

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

May 20, 2008
by meandean
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5 things we can learn from the office candy machine

I just overheard a useful conversation between two vending machine operators while loading up our office junk food dispenser with a bunch of products that didn’t sell last week. It is if nothing else, an object lesson in contrast to my oft quoted aphorism “solve their problems, don’t tell them yours.” Here are 5 things we can in turn do in contrast to improve the user experience on our church and/or charity websites …

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January 7, 2008
by meandean
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When web page creation tools and novice church website design collide

One of the good things about the Web in 2008 is the number of free and easy web page creation tools to aid those novices involved in church website design. One of the bad things about the Web in 2008 is the number of free and easy web page creation tools novices employ to generate unusually unusable church websites. Case in point, Sabbath Day Church of God Hot Springs Arkansas. Continue reading

September 18, 2007
by meandean
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5 love notes from the mailbag

I’m usually very responsive to comments and emails – as such interaction often results in long-term, online friendships with other developers. That said, sometimes I get ‘love notes’ that either request assistance when I’m mega-busy, or whose purpose is to tear me apart for ‘bashing the Body.’ Here are 5 examples of such – followed by some witty snarkasm on my part. Continue reading

September 17, 2007
by meandean
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Pastors, programmers & graphic artists listen up: your user isn’t you

Unless you’re writing a church website for a bunch of blogging pastors, frustrated graphic artists and/or “… burned out computer geeks, your user isn’t you. … This is very hard to get through somebody’s head; it’s very hard to get rid of this notion that what you like your user is going to like… Again, your user is not you.” Continue reading

August 23, 2007
by meandean
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5 to ways permanently redirect an old church domain name to a new domain name

It is no sin for a church to change their domain name. However, it is an unspeakable Internet offense if you do not provide visitors – and search engines – with a quick, simple and painless redirect from the old domain to the new. Unfortunately not all church webmasters know even 1 way to avoid said sin, let alone 5; that is until now: Continue reading