Heal Your Church WebSite


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

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

December 18, 2009
by meandean
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12 Days of Jesus Junk – Day 5 – Speak Clearly

Even if you haven’t read the latest writings of Steve Krug, Jakob Nielsen or Luke Wroblewski, it doesn’t take a ‘Jesus Christ Rubber Duck’ to understand that church speak and clique-chat only help relegate your site into the realms search engine obscurity. Continue reading

October 6, 2008
by meandean
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How to improve WordPress widget SEO in 2 edits or less

How do you quickly change the default

tags to

on widget sidebar titles without hacking into the core WordPress engine? Glad you asked, as below I’m going to explain techniques I used at blogJordan.com that demonstrate how find what needs to be edited in your current theme, and them some approaches in how to make the edits – including a global search and replace for the brave. Continue reading

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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