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  1. Archeryaddict

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  2. Trotter

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    AA,

    Pretty good. Several blank pages, though. And the youth page popped up telling me that it was optimized for the latest Internet Explorer, and probably wouldn't work right in my browser (it was right, but I ain't using Internet Exploiter if I can at all help it).

    Maybe the blank pages have to do with me using Firefox, or maybe they have not been put together yet...I dunno.

    A couple of the pages loaded a little slow. I'm using DSL, so it may be your server.

    Overall, a very good looking site.

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
  3. dianetavegia

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    Loaded fast for me. The About Us page was blank and Staff page was blank but all else was great!

    Our website is still being worked on.
    http://www.fbcvr.com/index.html
     
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    Nice work! Took a while to fully download, yet you have certainley covered all the basics.

    I feel for churches that do not have a website. Most younger people looking at a new church will often go for the website as the first point of contact, and if you dont have one you are a little behind the 8 ball.
     
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    Diane,

    Are they serious? Downhere in Concert.... Looks like a rock N Roll band.
    What a shame to be advertising that on a website that should glorify God.
     
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    Saggy,

    Pretty nice site. A little too much going on, on the home page, and was hard to get out of the photo gallery, you had to keep back paging then my comp. got hung up. But the photos were great..
     
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    Archeryaddict,

    Nice site, has lots of potential. The kids page only showed a picture and it said "slide 1"
    And the staff page was blank. But looks nice..
     
  9. superdave

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    Pretty good site. Lots of good info.

    Any site that tells me I need to use Internet Explorer tends to frighten me, but otherwise, I like it.

    My church's Website is in the midst of a transition. I think both the content/design, and the hosting provider might be in flux, so here's a link, hope it is up.

    First Baptist Church
     
  10. woodside

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    Your page is Completely Blank (until I enaabled images) you might consider a text-only version if your website is primarily images.
     
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    How true, Ben!

    My family and I are looking for a new home church. While our local SBC association's website has stuff like address, pestor's name and address, and phone numbers, very few of the churches had a website. Although I did find that several did have a site that was not listed, still fully 75% do not have a website.

    We have leaned heavily on the websites of churches for information about the churches themselves. Worship times are one of the first things we look for (since very few churches have bothered to put the information in the SBC database to be viewed through "ChurchSearch" on the SBC.net site). Direstions to the church also came in handy for one of them (I was not familiar with its location). Information of the youth ministry (or lack thereof) was important to us, as well, since we have a teenage daughter. Discipleship opportunities are something that we have a strong interest in, as well. So, as you can see, a church with a website that offers this basic information has a huge head-start on those who have not bothered.

    (Incidentally, we have finally narrowed our search down to two churches...one of which has a website, and the other's music director is someone we know from a long time back. Keep us in your prayers!)

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    BibleMaMa,

    Wrong forum to bash music. Try the Music Ministry forum.

    Besides, it doesn't have to be four-part harmony to praise the Lord...

    In Christ,
    Trotter
     
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    What??? You've got downhere in concert??? Man, I'm jealous! What's the going rate for airfare from John Wayne to Villa Rica???
     
  14. dianetavegia

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    Thanks Trotter. A group called 'This Hope' is coming in Feb.
     
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    Comeon down John! You can stay with us!
     
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    I think this is a good start. I don't really like the way the light house is hidden behind the buttons. Personally, I would get rid of the lighthouse completely. Having a lighthouse on your web site implies to people who have never been to you church that you either located near the coast or you have something to that effect in your name. It took me a while to realize that you appearantly have one on your property. A few days ago I made some comments about design elements in web sites on my web site www.timothyfish.net . You may be particularly interested in the Designing Your Website section. It would help your web site if you would make the light house the same brown color as the background. This would keep it from distracting from the content and navigation buttons, but it would also let people see what it looks like before they get to your building. You might also consider getting rid of the large light house picture on the left side and changing the picture of your building on the directions page to show both the light house and your building. This would make it clear to the site visitor why you have a light house on your web site.

    Concerning your navigation system, most of it is ok, but the button are not evenly spaced, they could be closed together and the three items at the bottom of the page (About, Contact Us, Directions) may not be seen by many of the people who visit your site. I think these three things should be close to the top of your site since it is clearly something that you want newcomers to be able to find.
     
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    Anybody have any comments for our site?

    www.ibch.us

    Thanks
     
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    IBCH.US

    AMEN! Nice site. I am glad to see another IFB out here!
     
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    Plenty of good information, I appreciate that in a church website. I have visited many churches "cold turkey" and regretted it, I wish their websites (if they even had one) had made it clear that I wasn't going to fit in. Your site is very informative about the beliefs and programs of your church. Are you going to be creating a flash site with all the info that matches your intro? That was pretty cool.

    Recently one young man who has started attending our chuch found us on the web, it can be a great tool to inform new residents of the area about your church, and it can be a place where those who may be in need will find what they are looking for.
     
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