Heal Your Church WebSite


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

April 2, 2008
by meandean
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How to quickly check your error logs for oddities

With more church webmasters taking advantage of free, one-click installs provided by inexpensive web hosting solutions, I figure it is time to provide a quick tutorial on how to harvest useful operational, user and security information the error logs using a variety of commands already at your disposal – free. Continue reading

March 27, 2008
by meandean
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3 column tableless layouts not so hard with the YUI CSS Grids Builder

Multiple column, table-less layouts using CSS isn’t so hard the CSS Grids Builder tool provided as part of the Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) library. Just enter the number of columns, the widths and positions, and presto – a very small XHTML footprint driven by some rather clever formatting wrapped-up into a nicely compressed cascading style sheets is your for the taking … free! Continue reading

March 20, 2008
by meandean
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10 ways WordPress 2.5 will help you manage your church blog

Though still under development, the upcoming release of WordPress 2.5 is already receiving some very positive reviews. One in particular I’d like to share with you from a church-blogging perspective is entitled ’10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.5′ by Aaron Brazell at TechSailor; who asserts that “this is a huge release.” Here are 10 reasons why I agree. Continue reading

October 18, 2007
by meandean
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Color Inspiration from the Masters of Painting

da Vinci, Picasso, Dali, Monet, van Gogh. what do these five artists have in common? Judicious use of color for one thing. Something I’ve seen often overlooked in a number of church and charity websites – more than one whom seem to think gold lamé and velvet red are the palette of the day. Continue reading

September 27, 2007
by meandean
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The mother of all CSS menu lists, tutorials and generators

A semi-definitive list of CSS menu lists, CSS menu tutorials, and CSS menu generator web sites. This mother-of-all CSS navigation menu bookmarks post is here in part for your consumption, but also so I have a single convenient place of reference for myself … in somewhat of an order of preference Continue reading

August 19, 2007
by meandean
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Dean recommends the Netgear WGPS606 Wireless Print Server

Weekend projects included: finalize kitchen tile job, mulch garden beds, and set-up a second Netgear WGPS606 Wireless Print Server connecting the upstairs printers with the downstairs computers, and visa versa. Moreover my work laptop can now print to both even from the back porch … but not without first re-writing the installation steps. Here’s why and how I did it … Continue reading