Tumblr has lead to many different creative endeavors that are just absolutely fun.
One that I recently found is called, Source Code in TV and Films, and it’s exactly what it sounds like. They have posted, including submissions from others, screenshots from different TV programs and movies of source code shown on screen. Included with these screenshots, they explain or cite the source code being used.
Churches have recognized the importance of their web presence and have started offering fully featured websites in recent years. There is no denying WordPress Church themes are the crowd favorite when it comes to launching a new church website but there are instances where a Joomla Church template or a good old HTML Church template might be a better choice.
ChurchMag often covers news on WordPress and did a roundup of 10 outstanding WordPress themes roundup earlier this year and so I though it might be a good idea to look at some of the HTML Templates that can be used for a Church website. So without further ado here are some responsive HTML templates that should work well for Church websites
Excuse me for a second, I am going to get very technical.
For those that want the tldr version: If you do not program right, you can ruin your hard drive quickly.
My background is in Computer Engineering and so I have my years of experience in low-level languages. One of the best features that I saw huge use for in my first year was in using C++ with pointers.
The hope is that you can use less processing power of locating, accessing, and then releasing memory by doing the foundational work yourself instead of using API functions that have lots of processing overhead. The concern is that if done wrong, you will loose your data and potentially corrupt your entire hard drive.
The promotional above was for an initiative by Code.org that wants to see programming become a featured job for America. The video includes celebrities like Nas, Dwight Howard, Ashton Kutcher as well as U.S. political leaders such as President Obama and Eric Cantor, Republican House Majority Leader. The hope is that instead of staying ignorant to how software is made, that you give it a go for one hour.
How cool would that be if churches decided to jump on board too?
ZURB, creators of the popular front-end web development framework, Foundation, have released a cool new tool that will help you rock-out some awesome responsive HTML emails!
With over 40% of emails being viewed with mobile devices, having your email newsletter responsive is really important. Email newsletters are already on the fringe of being sent to the trash without a good look, so if you don’t deliver your email so your recipient can read it on their device, consider yourself sunk.
With the death of Flash and the rise of HTML5, there’s been a whole new set of tools developed to add that “special touch” to website design.
As I survey the options presented for the ChurchMag redesign, I keep thinking about those little touches that can really make a design stand out. I haven’t nailed anything down for ChurchMag, yet (other than the framework), but I did recently came across this bit of eye-candy that I thought I would pass along to the rest of you.
One-way to organized your WordPress website is to create Custom Post Types for special data.
A business might create a Custom Post Type for products and a church might create Custom Post Types for scheduled events, announcements and sermon audio.
Doing this not only helps keep the content, well, managed, but it can come in handy in how you display your data, too. WordPress’ Custom Post Types is the edge of WordPress being a true CMS contender.
So why would want to add Custom Post Types to your general blog post RSS feed?
Although it is nice to keep this data nice and separated on the website, you may want your RSS feed to include all your data. As much as a church blog should not turn into a church picnic announcement page, the RSS feed can be used a bit more dynamically. When church members subscribe to the blog, they are also subscribing to the occasional church announcement, event update or sermon podcast update.
As long as you are not overwhelming the feed, this could be the perfect solution for your church or ministry website (or any other purpose for that matter).
Here is how to add WordPress Custom Post Types to your RSS feed…
We've been insanely-interested in exploring how the Church, ministries, and non-profits use technology to effectively fulfill their mission to the world.
With a small blog that started in September of 2008 we grew faster than we had ever dared to dream expanding into a network of blogs that reached more than a quarter million people every single month.
In May of 2011 we re-focused our efforts bringing all of the content back into one solidified brand - a "digital magazine" of resources that still serve the same industries and that still has the same curious heartbeat that started this movement.