Covina Vineyard

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


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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