Web Design

10 Alternative Uses for WordPress

The online community have truly transformed WordPress. It’s great as a blogging platform and as a CMS, but why just be limited to its core functions! WordPress can now operate in such a variety of ways. Next time that you have a problem or a project you want to complete, then it may be that WordPress can provide the solution.

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The Must-Avoid Web Design Usability Mistakes Checklist: Stop Abandonment!

Are your customers abandoning your website, even though your digital marketing initiatives are driving enough traffic?

Usability factor in web design is now slowly been acknowledged as an important criteria for building brand awareness as it can play a significant role in improving a user’s opinion about a website, brand or business. However, it is found to be overlooked many a times leading to businesses losing traffic; and consequently failing to generate leads and close conversions.

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Religious Website Design: Top 5 Features to Use

Religious website design is a whole science to master before you build your congregation project. This kind of design concerns to churches, non-profits, and modern organizations with different beliefs. Such a website can be private, i.e. oriented on the members only and with the password protected parameters. Another option is an open site for regular users and the newcomers who will either join your organization or not. Depending on the target audience of the website, its aim and scope, you need to fill the layout with appropriate content and define the end result this project should bring you.

The evolution of religious web design allows us to say that modern church projects are far from being trivial or poorly designed, as it was a couple of decades ago, and there is an elementary set of options to use for making your site truly magnificent:

Clean Style vs. Grunge Style

Both of these styles are much in use and the type of your institution causes the right design to pick. Thereby, an Orthodox church is better to be presented on a clean style website with much light, white space and clean layout.

Still, a mass of modern churches (megachurches, sects and cults) design their sites with the grunge elements. These are non-traditional organizations that hold their meetings in large halls and have a kind of light shows with electronic music. Grunge style in web design helps to express the individuality of these memberships and create exceptional online themes. The main features of the grunge style are:

  • dirty background textures;
  • irregular geometry (lines, shapes, frames);
  • paper clips, pins;
  • hand-written or hand-drawn details.

Religious websites don’t usually use all of these features, but a few of them are often-to-see.

Clean Website Design for NewSpring Church

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Stonebriar Community Church Web Design with Grunge Elements

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Natural Colors

Natural colors dominate on any church website style. Even if it is a grunge design where dull and subdued colors dominate, you will definitely find brown shades (the color of Earth) there. Other nature related colors are blue and green. Blue is the color of sky and water, it is often used on the background as sky/cloud textures. Green is the color of plants and the presence of it gives an eco-friendly look to a religious website.

Religious Website Design with Green Elements

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The Riverside Church Site with Blue Background

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Blue Website for African Methodist Episcopal Church

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Newspaper Look

Newspaper style is a popular one in website design, because it allows you to make a content-rich website, and do it in a right way. Newspaper design is characterized by the multi-column layout, much media content (images, videos, audios), catchy headlines to the text articles and neutral color palette. Here I mean any of the classic tones: white, black, beige, and gray.

The United Methodist Church Website with Newspaper Design

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Westboro Baptist Church Website with Newspaper Style Design

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Header Image

Using a large wide photograph in the Header website section is trendy today and religious websites keep pace with the times. It may be a stuck image, a slider or different pictures for different pages. This kind of photos usually depicts the members of the church, happy families or the world around us.

The Header image serves for a few purposes: it makes the home page personalized and inviting, plus it is a good background for the navigation menu bar or your welcoming words to visitors.

Adventist Beliefs Website with Huge Image in the Header

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Marmon Website with Blue Navigation Menu and Header Image

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Redeemer Presbyterian Church with Background Header Image

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Bold Call to Action

This is what any website is done for – bring people to actions. Church websites can have call-to-action elements for people to enter the organization or donate. As a rule, these are buttons done in bright colors and placed either on the most prominent section of the home page or on every website page.

Moravian Church Website with Call-to-Action Button

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Here the call to action is the ‘Buy the Book’ button.

Disciples of Crist Website with Donate Button

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The ‘Online Giving’ Button calls to action on this website.

Event Calendar

Tell your visitors, either first time or frequent, about your upcoming activities, so that they can take part in them. A well-done calendar is a good tool to organize people and give theme fresh news about what is going on in your membership. Nevertheless, this feature is not the one to develop and forget, because it is necessary to update information and provide users with current events, but not those happened 2 years ago.

Trinity Wall Street Website with a Detailed Event Calendar

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Saint Thomas Church with Clean Layout and Brief Calendar

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Multicolored Website with a Calendar for Abyssinian Baptist Church

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Real Life Church Site with Well-Organized Calendar

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We would be glad to know your thoughts on this article and if you have more great examples of religious website design, please feel free to share them with us.

Web Design Tips For Your First Step To Website Making

When you sit to design your website, there are two important facts you need to keep in mind. First is making a strategy as to what to include in the pages, and what to delete. Organizing the data comes as the next step. Which information has to be kept where and when, that updation should be effective. To get the traffic to your website and to raise your sales, you need to design it in a prolific manner. Free Web Design Tips is always helpful. read more…

10 Free Website Templates with Source File

Web Designers around the globe remain busy to create new and innovative designs for their clients. To inspire designers we today present a beautiful collection of Free Website Templates with source file from template monster.com and sources. You can edit these of your own. To download from template monster.com, you should type an email address that you want the free template package to be delivered to. You should uncheck the newsletter subscription checkbox in case you’re already subscribed, otherwise you may not be able to download the zip file. Remember: you can use this professional made web theme absolutely for free but you are not allowed to resell it as a template!

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10 Most Inspiring About Us Page Collection for Designers

Inspiring About Us Pages holds the reputation of any website. Most of the time it helps changing the point of view of the visitor towards the website. This page is best to engage with your audience in a personal and friendly way. If they don’t recognize you the 2nd time then its a loss. Check the below examples of some of the best inspiring “About Us” Pages. If you know any other website which should be on this list, please don’t hesitate to ad it in the comments below.

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A Collection of Modern Type Image Gallery Resource

To complete a quality website design designers should have collect and implement some responsive image galleries, slideshows to manage your photos in better forms. Some transition effects, thumbnail views of image galleries needed for better and faster access and flexibility of your website. This article is A Collection of Modern Type Image Gallery Resource for web designers.

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Top 7 promising clone scripts concepts

Groundbreaking concepts are flowing in the online world. Some of them are simply fantastic, some are revolutionary and some of them are just basic. But which of them has the caliber to create a win-win situation for everyone? We started our thrilling journey to explore the same. To our surprise, we found the top seven promising clone scripts concepts on our way. Let’s see them right away.

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