Church Web Design - How it's Done!
After Willowfield Parish Church released their lovely new website, I thought I'd highlight some of my favourite NI Church websites.
I firmly believe that as the Church battles to remain relevant to popular culture and society, it's design and branding should be a creative tool to help that happen. So often I come across thriving Churches who either have no web presence, or one which poorly reflects all the good stuff happening within their fellowship and the community. The same story continues with the visual aspect of some sites - old fashioned, poorly constructed or just not pretty! If we believe the Church is a beautiful bride, shouldn't it look like one online?
That being said, here are two of my favourite websites from innovative Churches and designers - Showing us how it's done!
The newest kid on the block. Willowfield has truly embraced the current flat design trend made popular by Windows 8 and Apple's iOS7. I particularly love the playful and interactive navigation - interesting and functional. Designed by Alice McKee and built by Thought Collective.
Clean and trendy, this continual scrolling page reflects a modern and young Church in the heart of Belfast. I'm particularly drooling over the video gallery sharing personal stories from some in their fellowship. A style after my own heart, designed by David Capener, Mark Kirwan, David Armstrong & Co.