Religious Sites Part 2
2nd edition — by Patrick McNeil — Mar. 14, 2007
The Site Type
One of my favorite things about these mostly church sites is something they don't have. Stock photos; I am sure they are buried in there, but on the surface, they don't have any cheese photos that look like they were pulled from iStockPhoto. Instead, the photos they do have seem relevant, and even better, the designs of these sites are so concise and well done that they don't need lame photos to complete them.
Again, that is perhaps the most amazing thing about these sites; that they are so well done. Do they have big budgets? Or do great designers go to church? I do know one thing is for sure, if the designer is doing it on the side they actually have way more power and control then in a normal project. I am involved in a volunteer based church site revamp right now and I did much of the design work. Certainly, I worked with others to come up with the design and concept; but in the end I could have built just about anything I wanted. This is empowering of course, but it also en stills a sense of responsibility, to properly represent the church and its core beliefs. Interestingly this isn't really any different then one should feel when building a clients site! As a member I just happened to be more interested in the results. Is this any different then we should feel when building clients sites?
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