Covina Vineyard

4 comments | Posted: 6 November 05 in Featured, by Nathan Smith

URL: covinavineyard.org

What stands out to me about this site is the earthy ruggedness that it seems to exude. It looks “unfinished” but in the way that a familiar scrapbook feels to you, when you know that you’ve got a lot invested into it. The site itself is very polished, and is of course rugged by design. I dig the Lisa McMillan style high-lighter effect. I also like the humible attitude they take, calling theirs “A Pretty Good Church.”

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  1. 1 Mark Priestap

    The artwork is really fabulous. The typography could be a little cleaner and the way the content is arranged on the left seems a little haphazard, but otherwise it’s quite beautiful. I wonder why he/she used Dreamweaver templates? I’ve found them to impede site building more than they’ve helped.

     
  2. 2 Nathan Smith

    Mark: It could be that Dreamweaver templates were used to allow for site updates via Macromedia Contribute. We did this when I worked at Asbury Seminary, to allow for non-tech departments to update their own sections of the site, without being able to mess with the layout, etc. It’s the next best thing to having a content management system, and is wizzy-wig based.

     
  3. 3 Ryan Heneise

    Mark: Nathan is correct – we used Dreamweaver templates so that folks in the church could do updates with Contribute. It’s kind of a sledgehammer-based system, but it works well for non-programmer types.

     
  4. 4 Ryan Heneise

    Thanks for the compliments, by the way!

     

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