[GUEST POST] Is a digital presence for your church just a ‘nice to have’? for @aliveandonline #ukchurchchat #chsocm

I've been promising to write a blog for Churches Alive Online, ever since they first indicated that they would be launching, and yesterday morning I'd already decided that I would write about the kind of information that those searching for new churches would be looking for - I'd sketched out a bit of it, then decided to go and check out a church ... which was having a service elsewhere (so apologies to them for…

Top Tips for Running a Church Website with @Reform_Mag

'Reform is a fresh and challenging magazine exploring theology, ethics, personal spirituality and Christian perspectives on social and current affairs' published by the United Reformed Church. They asked what my top tip was for an excellent church website, and I said: Reflect the church you are Ensure that your website reflects the church that it serves; visitors should not be shocked by a disconnect between what is “advertised” and what they experience. This means that…

[BLOG] Keep Calm and Carry On and other Second World War Posters

The site ww2poster.co.uk was constructed as an electronic resource to gather data and disseminate the research-in-progress for my PhD. The website ranks highly on Google, and has been referred to as one of the top poster-websites in James Aulich War Posters: Weapons of Mass Communication (Thames & Hudson, Imperial War Museum), 2007, receiving around 500 unique visitors per day from visitors worldwide - and around 18,000 in one month after featuring in the New York Times. The site has generated…

[WEBSITE] Winchester Holistics

Winchester Holistics is a single-person holistic therapy business based in Winchester. The company required a small, friendly, small business website, which would not involve frequent updates. In 2006, we spent time in discussion as to content and structure, and used one of many free WordPress themes. After discussions and research, I designed and structured a friendly small business website. We wanted to keep the site simple as Tina had no desire to update it, and…

How important is the avatar?

Now, there's a good question, in our brand aware world - does your photo make a difference to - not only how you are approached - but whether you get cited? Can an academic's profile picture on a university website influence their citation record or their student survey results? Psychologists have posed that question in a journal article suggesting that scholars "reveal more about ourselves than we think". When cognitive neuroscientist Owen Churches took up…
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