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

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

December 17, 2007
by meandean
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12 Days of Jesus Junk – Day 4 – Jesus Loves me Kazoos

On the 4th day of Christmas my webmaster brought to me, four neon colored kazoos! Yes folks, even if your singing sounds like an injured cat in a trash can, you can still harmonize with that “Mitt Romney sings your Favorite Carols with the Mormon Tabernacle” album your great aunt bought you back in 1987 when you’re equipped with one of these cheap, plastic “Jesus Loves me kazoos” pictured to the right: Continue reading

December 16, 2007
by meandean
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12 Days of Jesus Junk – Day 3 – Inflatable Nativity

On the 3rd day of Christmas my webmaster gave to me, three inflatable nativities. Yes folks, nothing bring to life the miraculous birth of our Savior like some pudgy latex airbag glowing in front of your house at night. Which brings me to my topic of image bloat … Continue reading