2016 Best Web Site Building Platforms – Starting with Free!

2016 Best Web Site Building Platforms – Starting with Free!
How to Narrow Down the Countless Offers and Options for Building A Web Site If you want to build a web site there’s no shortage of options, starting with absolutely free and going up to custom platforms costing thousands of dollars. With so many choices available you could easy pick what seems to be a great offering, only to have it quickly become a huge regret. So let me help you cut through all the clutter of choices by offering you a short list of what I consider the top options on the market today. There are Basically Three Categories for Building a Web Site Most platforms and options fall...
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Miracle Grow for Churches in 2015

Miracle Grow for Churches in 2015
I use ‘Miracle-Gro’ for my tomatoes because it’s EASY and it WORKS! *This is not a paid endorsement for Miracle-Gro. [smile] How would you like a Miracle Grow for your church? There are three important web realities for 2015, that are relatively easy to apply, to reach the new-comers and church seekers in your community. Get these three right and you may soon find yourself greeting new attenders who say, “We found you online.”   1. THE IMPORTANCE OF AN UP-TO-DATE CHURCH WEB SITE QUOTE: “Increasingly, people are finding their way into the pews and programs of your...
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Two Simple Steps to Quick and Easy Websites for Churches!

Two Simple Steps to Quick and Easy Websites for Churches!
WebReadyChurch is expanding! After 2+ years of supporting churches with our blog and training events, this latest offering is in direct response to our number one request, “How can I get a simple and inexpensive church web site up and running when I don’t know anything about the web?” Introducing WebReadyChurch.net Ordering A Web Site for Your Church Is Easy: 1. Select A Theme > Click for live demos 2. Complete the Request Form Only $595.00 includes: set-up, domain name, design and the first year of hosting. Then only $10 per month for domain renewal and yearly hosting after the...
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Nine Favorite Resources for Great WordPress Themes (Some FREE!)

Nine Favorite Resources for Great WordPress Themes (Some FREE!)
If you are going to build or update a WordPress site, then you are probably aware that the key to a great site is choosing a great theme. Also referred to as templates, themes provide the front-end look and functionality of your web site. There are countless themes available, but please note that all themes are definitely not equal. A bad theme choice will bring nothing but headaches and your site will never be what you had hoped for. If you are not that familiar with themes, how to find them and choosing a good one, then maybe I can be of some help. I have reviewed hundreds of themes over the last...
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One of the Best WordPress Theme Creators Just Got Better!

One of the Best WordPress Theme Creators Just Got Better!
So How Did Themify Just Get Better? Themify is definitely one of my favorite theme creators and now with the addition of their ‘drag-and-drop’ builder I love them even more! They released their Themify ‘drag-and-drop’ Builder a few months ago and included it in all their themes. Since then, I have been using and loving it enough to where I feel confident recommending this builder to you. It really makes building custom pages so easy! What Is the Themify Builder? It is best described by Themify: “The Themify drag & drop Builder for WordPress helps you build any page...
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Easy Tool Shows How Your Site Looks on Different Devices!

Easy Tool Shows How Your Site Looks on Different Devices!
Phones, Tablets, Laptops, Desktops — Does your site look good on them all? Here is a FREE tester to view your web site across multiple devices and it is a simple drag-and-drop function to use! Viewpoint Resizer is a responsive design testing tool that works great. Here are the steps: 1. Click this link to open Viewpoint Resizer 2. Drag the “Click or Bookmark” button to your browser toolbar (hint: watch animation on the home page). 3. Now open the web site you want to test. 4. Once the site is loaded, click on the “Resizer” bookmark on your browser toolbar. Following these...
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Case Study: Extreme Makeover for Georgia Baptist Convention

Case Study: Extreme Makeover for Georgia Baptist Convention
What Do You Do with an Over-grown Pet Alligator? It was once a fad among New Yorkers vacationing in Florida to bring back baby alligators for their children to raise as pets. These infant gators eventually grew up and outlived their cuteness, sad to say, at which point their desperate owners flushed them down the toilet to get rid of them. (I realize this could simply be an urban legend, but it does make for a great illustration…) A web site can be like that gator. It starts out cute enough, but over time, as people keep feeding it more and more content, the web site becomes way bigger than you...
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Mobile Site -vs- Mobile App: Which is Best?

Mobile Site -vs- Mobile App: Which is Best?
IMPORTANT: If your web presence is not friendly to mobile devices, you will soon find yourself obsolete. How Mobile Friendly Is Your Site? Here is an Easy Test… open your web site on a smart phone and tablet. How does it look? Do you have to pinch or scroll left to right? Does your home page look very small and hard to read? If so, then you are not mobile friendly. How to Become Mobile Friendly You need to begin today deciding your best plan for becoming mobile accessible. There are basically two primary choices. A mobile responsive web site or a mobile app. You may even consider having both. How...
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