[If you came here directly from a search engine, welcome. This is not a real church web site. It is an example, which you may use as a template. (Or, if you catch me in a good mood, I can copy and alter it for you, if you give me the data and some decent pictures. You'll have to find your own host, though.) It is a demonstration connected to my page on Church Web Site Design.]


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Your Church Name

Welcome!


Home

Activities

Beliefs

Contacts

Questions
(For visitors)

Map

Minister

   

This is a template. You can substitute your church name, address, city, town, county, state and telephone number for the ones I used here and - voila! you'll have a simple web site.

Click on
View > Source
(View > Page Source in Firefox)
to see the HTML code.

This is the home page. You'd normally welcome visitors, give them the name of your minister, and tell them when and where you meet. Pictures of your church go well on the home page, BUT ONLY if the picture has a lot of your members standing in front of the church. Very few people come to a church because the building is pretty. The picture at the bottom of this page isn't a church; it is me, eating lunch at the Rocky Point Restaurant, just 11 miles south of Carmel, California. It was such a nice place that I ordered dessert and a pot of tea so I could stay longer.

New Web Masters sometimes mis-state the dimensions of their pictures. (Any photo editor, and even the newer versions of Windows Explorer, will tell you your picture's dimensions.) For instance, suppose you have a 4-megabyte 2,000 x 3,000 image file, but you decide you need just a 200 x 300 image on your page. You put 200 x 300 in your "img" tag, but you upload the full 2,000 x 3,000 image to your site. That means your poor visitor is going to have to wait while his browser:

1) Downloads 4,000,000 bytes of graphics

2) Squishes the image to a hundredth of its real size.

It is much better to use an image editor to re-size the image to 200 x 300, save it, put the real dimensions in your "img" tag, and let your visitors get on with their lives. This picture is 300 x 500.

Lunch at Rocky Point

Your Church Name
1234 Street Name Town, State ZZZZZ
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Questions about our church? Write to our Minister,
Questions about the web site? Write to our Web Master

The page above is an example / template. The section below is my site's counter and some links. If you copy the site's HTML, please delete this section.

You can see mendouu.mcn.org, the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Mendocino Coast, a web site based on Template 2. I maintain this site, although they have been inactive since 2011.

My section on Web Design.

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