Tuesday, June 24, 2008

New website!

Thanks to all of your help (actually no one offered any suggestions-thanks alot!) I am nearing completion of our new Church website. Click here to give it a look and let me know what you think. Thanks!


  1. I think it is a very beautiful background pattern, lending itself to the message. Is the calendar something you plan to change week by week, or is it sort of a "generic" calendar of the "usual" church week?

    Jim Bush

  2. I plan on keeping it up to date with special events and with things like who is supposed to sing special songs, bring bus treats etc. so that my people can check it to find out when their supposed to do these things (in case they missed it in the church bulletin).

    Obviously we're not a large church with stuff happening all of the time - I guess I'm not real clear on what you mean by the "usual" church week. By this do you means services times etc.?

  3. Your website looks great! Very professionally done. Did you use Word Publisher or some other program?


  4. I just wondered if you were putting on special things (like we do in our bulletin) like meetings, etc. each week. That is a really good way to let people know about things coming up. (I was more just curious ;) )

  5. R.G.

    I am using Wordpress as the base of the site. As far as design goes I used Microsoft Expression for coding etc. and used Paint.net for image editing, manipulation etc. Basically this was a poor man's way around Photoshop and Dreamweaver.

    Thanks for the compliment.

    Hat tip to Jon Plank - I hope you didn't mind me ripping off your header image from the Bible Methodist website. ;-)

  6. In reference to your last comment, if you want a pretty good mimic of Photoshop you should check out www.gimp.org. Because it was developed under the GNU licensing agreement it is completely free and has a huge number of features and usability that have been standard with Photoshop for years. I've played around with it, and while I still use Photoshop, I must say that it's a pretty good program.

    Just thought I'd pass it along in case you were interested....

  7. Allan,

    Thanks for the suggestion about Gimp. I have used Gimp off and on several times. I've also used Gimpshop which is a hack of Gimp making it a little more Photoshop like. I don't do that much design work and so I've installed/uninstalled it many times. This time I was able to get by with Paint.net. However since you suggested Gimp I looked it up again and there's a newer version out since the last time I tried it so I think I might give it another shot.

    Thanks for the suggestion!