If you watched or listened to any news last week, you know that domestic violence, an issue that is often swept under the rug, made headlines. The trigger was the release of the elevator video of NFL star Ray Rice punching his then fiancé and knocking her unconscious. The Baltimore Ravens cut him and the […]
In August, 2014, St. John Bosco Parish in Parma Heights, Ohio, launched a new website. This was their third website and it reflects the evangelizing approach to web design and content that I have been writing about in past blog posts.
A variety of designers are responsible for our current websites for ministries, parishes, and religious organizations. In broad strokes we have: 1) volunteers, some trained and others not; 2) the staff person who takes it on trained or not; 3) niche website companies that provide a range of services from templates to custom designs for […]
Over the next few months, I will be working on a resource to help parishes redesign or design their websites for mission. Just having a website is not the ultimate goal of our online presence. We need to have a mission-focused website. In my research on parish websites, I have discovered that there is very […]
There are many, many details that go into the design of a website. The home page is the digital showcase, display window, or front lobby, not just for the website, but for the parish community and it needs special treatment. An evangelizing home page addresses the needs and answers the questions of visitors first. Below […]
ChurchMag, a blog that tags itself as “The #1 Resource for Church Technology + Creativity,” released its 2014 list of the Top 30 Church Tech Blogs according to their proprietary rating system. The system is briefly described on their website. To my surprise and delight, Catholic Web Solutions came in at #13! I was informed […]