Could use your opinions on the website for my church !!!
Created a site for my church....for the first time....and wondered if the family here can maybe take a stroll through it and let me know if there are any suggestions you have to improve it. I think it may look nice, just now sure if there is more out there that I don't know about, that maybe I could utilize to make is better for all.
You've done a great job -- I can tell you've worked very hard on your site! Just a couple suggestions...
=> On several pages you have email addresses displayed that are clickable. Those addresses will be farmed by bots and those folk's spam will increase exponentially! It is better to have a contact form to avoid that. Or, ASCII the addresses in the code so bots can't pick them up.
=> There are paragraph breaks missing in a lot of the content. And some of the content is in big blocks which makes it look difficult to read (onliners tend to scan). You want to have a extra blank line between paragraphs to visually break them up. When it comes to reading online, short paragraphs (2-3 sentences each) works best. So you'll want to go through your content and add lines between paragraphs and in some cases additional paragraph breaks.
=> Not sure why God's Images Outdoor Services & Picnic are at the bottom of every page. They seem out of place. I would add those to the top menu. Footer menus are generally used for a handful of the most looked for items. In your case I would have Contact, Calendar, Services, Ministries. And the copyright notice should be the very last thing on the page.
=> Not a fan of the black background and white text. If you notice most sites have text on a light background. Colors matter because of how they make folks feel. When I think of St. Peter or Christ I think of light, hope and joy (like your homepage graphic). The current colors are the opposite of that. I would consider going with a light color background and more uplifting color palette. You can sample colors from your homepage graphic or create your own color palette here.
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