Curiouser and curiouser, said Alice.
First liberals — and now Christians. Seems like TTLB is becoming a haven for… well I don’t know what, but certainly not what I thought it would be.
Dean, the nice fellow over at Your Church Website, asked politely for a link, so I figured I’d oblige, as his page is (probably) unique and is at least out-of-the-ordinary for a non-practicing agnostic like me to be linking to. And I like to keep people guessing.
While I strongly suspect Dean and I might have some amusing and/or infuriating theological and philosophical debates were we to meet in person (said debates preferably to be served with a decent wine), I think I can endorse his — dare I say holy? — mission to bring good web design to Christian pages. If for no other reason, than at least from a clean-up-the-virtual-environment kinda perspective.
Hearkin unto his mission statement:
“Yes, I know most church sites are developed and maintained by volunteers. However, this doesn’t mean they have to look or feel cheap, cheezy and/or down right stupid. This website is here to ‘preach good design … to correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction’ on how to design church and para-church websites that are effective, fast-loading, informative, edifying and hopefully a bit fun. To do this will mean critiquing various sites in hopes of removing the splinters so we can view our sites in a new, more ‘prophet-able’ way.”
Yeeech. I was with him until that prophet-able thing. Didn’t Moses say anything about bad puns? Should be at least venal, IMHO.
Anyway, if you are looking to exorcise the demons of painfully bad design from your most holy pages, then head on over to Heal Your Church Website.
And while you’re there, don’t forget to put in a good word for the Bear. ‘Cause, you know, Pascal had a pretty good point…