Posts Tagged ‘design’

Have Multiple Looks on the Same Website

August 28, 2014
One of our very favorite features in the SiteOrganic ministryCMS is skinning.  It is still one of the most unique things out there in Website tools today, and we built it specifically with churches in mind.

Rich Navigation: Going Beyond Basic Drop-Down Menus

August 18, 2014
"We want to make it easier to find things on our Website." "I'm constantly getting complaints that people think our site is confusing." "Everything needs to be accessible within just a few clicks." These are among the common comments we often receive from churches as we begin a new Website redesign project. They're ...

Smartphones and Tablets ❤ SiteOrganic

August 13, 2014
How many of your congregation are visiting your Website with a mobile device?  If you're in the United States, it's almost certainly more than half. (More than half!) And growing. Pinch and Zoom Doesn't Cut It If your site is more than a few years old, it may technically look OK on a ...

Sermon video: Make it Bigger

August 12, 2014
One of the great things about the SiteOrganic ministryCMS system is the ability to present a rich archive of sermons, both audio and video, along with all of your notes, outlines, handouts, scripture references, and other related materials.  The standard layout puts your video (or sermon graphic) on the left ...

Add Your Logo to the Browser Tab

August 11, 2014
NOTE: This tip applies only to the SiteOrganic ministryCMS. Have you ever noticed in your web browser that some of the big sites like Gmail, Facebook, and have their logos right up there on the browser tab?  How'd they do that? Behold the Favicon Good news--you don't have to pay Apple, Google, ...

Should You Copy Ideas from Another Church?

October 25, 2011
If "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", then copyright infringement lawsuits must be like love letters, right?  Not so much.  And even though churches aren't necessarily suing each other over this issue (well actually this one came pretty darn close), it's still prudent to think carefully before ...

Where to Find Good, Inexpensive Stock Photos

September 26, 2011
Church is all about people. If your Website is all text, with no faces, it doesn't tell me too much about the character, personality, or heart of your ministry. There are basically two routes you can take when it comes to putting photos on your Website: Capture photos of your ...

Why Your Church Needs a Style Guide

August 3, 2011
Could the right font really mean the difference between someone visiting your church, or not at all?  Will the gospel message penetrate further when your church logo is not stretched too wide atop your Sunday bulletin? Are typos a sing of the end times? It may seem like a stretch at ...

Mobile Web, Mobile Friendly, or Mobile App?

July 12, 2011
(Image courtesy of Smashing Magazine) Recently we had a guest post from our friends at The ChurchApp, talking about some of the things you can do on a mobile app that you can't do on a Website.  As the ...

Does Your Church Website Need a Search Box?

June 22, 2011
Things we hear almost on a daily basis from our new clients here at SiteOrganic: "Our old site is too cluttered, we want to streamline it." "People tell us how hard it is to find stuff on our old site." "Since our last site was built 4 years ago, our church has totally ...
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