Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Website design

Free website usability guidelines book, from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Throughout your Web design or redesign project, you should take advantage of what is already known about best practices for each step of the process. The Research-Based Web Design & Usability Guidelines (PDF, 20.64MB) brings you these best practices compiled through an extensive process of research and review. (From usability.gov)

You can also download specific sections of the book:

Free Christian templates, church web site templates (free Christian templates for building your religious website in minutes, no hidden charge, everything's for free)

For Him Web Designs (free templates, graphics and poetry; with some fee-based services)

New research study on church websites (free 95-page PDF e-book)

Ceri Longville, a student at Redcliffe Bible College in Gloucester UK, has just published her college dissertation on church websites. Having been involved in church web development, Ceri saw the clear need for research. Her Reaching the Community with Church Websites is a valuable insight into the potential for making church sites truly ‘outsider friendly’. She says, “While working as web developer of a church website, I could see the potential for it to be used as a tool to make the church more accessible and relevant to the non-Christian/unchurched folk in the local community.”

How to use plain language in government websites

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