Design

4 Questions + Tips to Maximize Church Website Design

The scenario: you’ve been following your church website’s metrics for a while and they aren’t showing much—there isn’t evidence of an increase in people coming to your website; people who found your website are not coming back to it; it appears that your website is not appealing to its target audience; etc. A logical conclusion…

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Church website sliders? Use with caution.

Try to remember the last 10 websites you visited. Chances are most of them had a ‘slider’ at the top – an automatic, moving slideshow or image carousel. Did you like the slider? Did you pay attention to it? If you did, you are in the 1% of people who do. Let’s think more about…

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Church Website Launch? Nobody cares

Old school website upgrade: design, develop, test, reviews / feedback, design, develop, etc. ending in a (ta-da) “launch date”. Current thinking: Go for the soft launch. It used to be that people saw websites as more static, less fluid. So, it made sense to try to get them as perfect as possible before putting them…

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Church Feign?

Envision a meeting place full of like-minded individuals who are eager to share their knowledge, experience, and life-lessons so that YOU can fulfill your God-given passion. Such a place is Fruition Lab. Recently, I attended the 2nd Fruition Lab meetup in Berrian Springs, MI. I was able to connect with some top marketers who happened…

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Using Fallback Images for a Visually Stunning Website

Recently, I was invited to speak at a Regional Ministers Conference about how churches can communicate better. It was a great time – and the main takeaway I left them with was to always remember who they are communicating with – and to remove any barriers they could to that message getting across. It’s essential…

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The Best Church Websites of 2015

It’s a new year – so what better time to look back on the last 12 months, and check out some amazing church websites from the previous year. It seemed like 2015 was a landmark year for churches when it came to their understanding of the value of design & technology to their ministry. We…

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Should your Church Website use stock photos?

Sometimes one of the hardest things to do for your church’s website is to source content and images. For this reason many churches resort to using stock photography (photos sold to the public for use). You may feel this is a pretty reasonable way for churches to make sure they have high quality images on…

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The Deadly Sin of Church Websites

In my travels looking at church websites (which I do a lot) there is one problem I come across with alarming regularity. It is a mistake that can absolutely cripple the effectiveness of your church’s website. So many churches forget the importance of telling people how (or when) to find them. I arrive at their…

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