Listening to Webmasters Past

A reader recently posed the following: “Thank you for your overview of the rolls and skills involved in developing a church web site. Could you explain further this sentence: ‘In particular, care needs to be taken with people who’ve worked hard on the site in the past.’?” First of all, many thanks to you for inspiring […]

Sunshine and Starlight on My Face Again

“There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist… most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by the multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many […]

Tips on Preventing Volunteer Burnout

Last week I finally added it up. I’m doing seven different volunteer jobs for my church this year. In case there was any doubt, it’s official: I’m a worker bee. But then again I’ve always liked the number seven, not to mention I very much enjoy all of the different things I do — choir, […]

Assemble Your Web Redesign Team

Having wrapped up initial redesign planning, it’s time to gather your redesign team. For many of you, this will be where the rubber hits the road. Intertwined with creating a team are two key pieces: your budget and your content management system.

Measure Your Site: Analytics and Beyond

Do you want to know what’s really happening on your congregation’s website — basing it on hard data instead of your best guess? Or would you like a few compelling graphics about your site to show leadership? It’s surprisingly easy to do this with a new breed of software tailored to websites, loosely named “analytics.” […]