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Websites: 10 Mistakes that Most People Make

Top Ways to Improve Church Websites When designing your church website, you want it to be attractive and leave visitors with a positive impression of your church. You want users to enjoy using your website. However, it’s quite difficult to create a fast-loading, user-friendly site. Creating a rewarding and fulfilling user experience requires plenty of time in addition to consistent, continuous effort. Here are tips for church web design that will help you enhance performance and build a site that your visitors will enjoy using. Make the site fast-loading
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People who are on the World Wide Web tend to be impatient. They have no time to wait for your site to load. So, it’s critical to make tweaks that improve your web page load speed in order to prevent visitors from leaving your site prematurely.
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Shrink images Image sizes do affect internet load speeds. Large images do reduce website load speeds. Most experienced web designers compress image files to optimize them. Before uploading images on your website, you should optimize them to create the smallest file possible. Make it easy to navigate Your visitors need to easily and quickly move around your site. Make navigation consistent throughout your web pages. Use labels that make sense to visitors. Get rid of unnecessary content that leaves your web page excessively long. If the page is still too long, you should use bookmarks and/or anchor links to enable your visitors quickly move around the page. Include the “basics” Now, this might seem like a no-brainer. But the huge number of church sites that don’t have service times, a map as well as directions is staggering. Checking times of service, and downloading directions as well as a map is one major reason users (especially new ones) visit your website. Show your visitors some kindness. If your website does not have anything else, make sure this info is available and easily seen. Use text that’s easy to read Your site must have very readable text. Your website’s background color must be in sharp contrast to the text color. Ensure your font size is sufficiently large for readability. Also, use whitespace, and divide long paragraphs into portions using section headings. Fix grammar and spelling errors This is another thing that’s too often forgotten. Content that’s full of grammatical and spelling mistakes is distracting. It only serves to divert your visitor’s attention from the message you want to pass. It reduces your effectiveness and reflects badly on your ministry. Make sure all the links are working Broken links can leave users thinking that you rarely update or properly take care of your site. Moreover, broken links are one of the quickest ways to annoy visitors and make them check out of your site. Be sure to go through older pages and check for broken links. Link checkers will help make this task easy.