Heal Your Church WebSite

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

April 14, 2008
by meandean

Jakob Nielsen: Four Bad Designs and a 403 error to boot!

What could be more ironic than to receive an email from Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox on the topic of “Bad content, bad links, bad navigation, bad category pages” that links to a page that throws a 403, permission access denied page?-) Fortunately for you, I got screenshots, followed by some commentary on the article once the good folks at UseIt.com realized the error or their ways. Continue reading

December 12, 2007
by meandean

8 more love notes from my mailbag – mostly great questions

Now I know how Santa feels – as my mailbox is getting stuffed with comments, questions and yes, a few complaints. So “once more into the breach” … answering excellent questions, re-posting useful commentary, and responding to spammers with the attention they so richly deserve. Continue reading

September 18, 2007
by meandean

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

August 10, 2007
by meandean

Volunteerism and the Robert E. Peary Class of 1977 Reunion

Why does web volunteerism fail? Take for example Peary High Class of 1977 reunion website, who in turning down the free services of a paid and published alumni, failed to implement a strong and effective web presence. The same is suffered by many church and charity websites, here’s why … Continue reading