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Principles for Hiring Extraordinary Church Website Designers

I noticed that Lifechurch.TV has a gorgeous blog for their church internet campus. It uses the Thesis Theme from WordPress. What a great job from the web designers at Lifechurch.

Here is a great list of the Top Web Designs for Churches from the kind folks at Vandelay Design:

Extraordinary church web design principle number one: easy to navigate (ask the designer what they can tell you about usability and what usability elements they are adding to the site)
Extraordinary church web design principle number two: great and relevant content. content on the web tends to be shorter and in shorter paragraphs. the copy should tell your story and hopefully a little of your member’s story
Extraordinary church web design principle number three: easy to use forms
Extraordinary church web design principle number four: CSS (if you don’t know what CSS, please make sure your designer does)
Extraordinary church web design principle number five: general avoidance of the use of Flash. Flash is usually a usability faux pa.
Extraordinary church web design principle number six: Add social elements to your website, including a WordPress blog
Extraordinary church web design principle number seven: I may be partial, but search engine optimization or some other strategic form of internet marketing

Creative Fusion Media is a Christian Social Media Marketing Agency.

I’ve been thinking about user created content a little bit in the church website context. What kind of disclaimers should accompany church websites or more specifically church websites and ministry blogs? What points for hiring website designers would you add to the list?