If there was one skill or attribute I most wish I had, it would be the ability to design as though I’m not a developer who never progressed past fourth grade stick figures. I always wanted to be able to draw. I even took one (1) art lesson when I was a girl. I’m absolutely terrible at it.
Happily, I’m not often called upon to draw in real life. To create websites that don’t look like escapees from 1996, on the other hand… urgh. Not only am I terrible at designing decent pages, I know it. I have visions for what kind of impression I want, ideas of sites I like. I’ve read books on design and navigation. I KNOW what I want to accomplish. But I’ll be darned if I can actually pull it off.
So now I’m looking at the church website. (http://burlingtonpres.org). It was one of my better designs. Seven years ago. AKA a friggin century in internet time. It needs to be redone. I know what I’d like to do with it. Now ask me if I think I can actually implement what I want? Ha!
My only consolation is that it is much, much better than many other church websites, which are often done by amateurs. I may be an amateur designer, but at least I do websites professionally.
Bah. I’m half tempted to do the whole thing through WordPress. So far the only downside I’m really seeing is that I just paid for another year’s webhosting. Also, I think I’d like a professional design. I wonder if I could talk Presbytery into funding it with the “fax” funds they mentioned last meeting. Hmmmmmm…..
Ok. Back to the actual work of the site!