Heal Your Church WebSite


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

December 24, 2013
by meandean
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Bad idea design poster #10 – Feature Creep

The misguided notion that somehow more is always better. Main Entry: Feature Creep Pronunciation: /fee-cher,kreep/ Function: intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English feture crepen, from the act of over-building something Date: December 24, 2009 Remember folks, flee from temptation to ‘gizmo’ … Continue reading

May 17, 2011
by meandean
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Bad idea design poster #11 – Canned Content

One of the things myths I’ve heard from attending my share of Word Camp Raleigh events is that template systems are somehow a magic bullet to a successful online marketing campaign. Not that there’s anything wrong with terrific tools such as Thesis, Headway, Genesis, and Builder; nor the premium themes one can purchase for them. Continue reading

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

March 31, 2008
by meandean
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How to avoid high maintenance church website design

For what will it profit a man if his church website is the slickest in the Internet if he has to forfeit a month’s collections just to change the welcome message? If you haven’t guessed by the play on Matthew 16:26 (&/or Mark 8:36, &/or Luke 9:25), or the somewhat wordy “bad church web design poster #006,” the topic of today’s “sermonette” is website maintenance. Continue reading