River City Church
7 comments | Posted: 4 February 06 in Featured, by Nathan Smith
This latest gallery feature comes once again from our website critique area. It was done by Livingston & Partners, and strikes a very nice balance between clean use of whitespace and the “wicked worn” look we’re seeing all over the web nowadays. The use of polaroids adds a certain personal feel to the site.
Aside from the beautiful design, I also appreciate the edgy approach they take in their wording. They are a self-proclaimed “religion-free” church, choosing instead to focus on getting back to the basics of what Christianity is about. I tend to agree, that religion over-complicates what should be simple, and mixes politics with what should be pure.
We aim to do church in a religion-free way on the theory that religion is the height of our rebellion against God. We believe that the content of the Gospel should remain the same while the ways in which it is proclaimed, celebrated and lived out must change according to context.
On the technical side of things, this site is top-shelf. It sports error free CSS, and even makes use of the Google maps API to provide directions on the services page. They are using Campaign Monitor for their email newsletters, so I’m sure those are pretty slick as well. All in all, I just really like the feel of this site. The links are bright and inviting, and all the input forms big and usable. Quite a bit of attention has gone into the user experience, and it shows. Bravo.
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