131 – How’s Your Website Looking?

This week on the WELSTech podcast we talk web design and hear from long-time listener Perry Lund about his Joomla church web site.

The discussion:

  • Graduation and Call Day season has arrived – If you can’t be there in person, plan to tune in to the special services via live video stream.  All events except the MLC Graduation Concert will be broadcast on WELS Streams – wels.net/streams/live.
    • Martin Luther College
      • Graduation Concert – Friday, May 14 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. via the Chapel of the Christ uStream Channel – ustream.tv/channel/mlc-chapel
      • Graduation – Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m.
      • Call Service – Saturday, May 15 at 2:30 p.m.
    • Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary
      • Vicar Assignments – Tuesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m.
      • Graduate Assignments – Thursday, May 20 at 10:00 a.m.
      • Graduation Concert – Thursday, May 20 at 7:00 p.m.
      • Graduation – Friday, May 21 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Web Design – What message does the look of your church or school web site convey to those who visit for the first time?  Listen as Martin and Sallie share ideas to improve your site design including color choices and CSS tweaks. WELSTech listeners can even take a sneak peek at two new FinalWeb templates!

The interview:

Perry Lund(20:30) Joomla at Grace – Perry Lund, lay member and web developer from Grace in Oskaloosa, IA, chats with Martin and Sallie about the development of their church web site, Grace-WELS.org, on the Joomla Content Management System (CMS) platform.

News in tech:

(41:00) Skype Video Conferencing

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

  • (50:25) WELSTech is going on a virtual summer Road Trip to all 12 synod districts, and we want to visit your church or school to learn about the tech-in-ministry solutions you are using to further your gospel ministry! Contact Us to schedule your stop on our travel itinerary.
  • FinalWeb Training in Milwaukee, WI and New Ulm, MN

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(1:04:03) Episode 132 – Pastor Steve Bauer joins Martin and Sallie for “Macs in Ministry” week on WELSTech. (Release date 05/19/10)

The featured artist:

(1:05:03) We close the podcast with the music of Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Revelation music ministry (www.revelationwlc.com) – Three Men on a Mountain from their CD titled “Once For All”

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  1. […] Following up on last week’s Web Design discussion, Aaron recommends Squarespace for online site development.  Check out The Point of Grace site […]

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