There’s been a little bit of back and forth this week regarding the use of crowdsourcing services to get design work done. Both Michael and Steve are coming from the perspective of those commissioning the work — I thought I’d share some thoughts from my perspective as a designer.
Last week I saw the announcement about the upcoming hackathon sponsored by the the Sydney Opera House, and posted on Facebook that the new wave of Hackathons are starting to look dangerously like Spec Work. With revelations today that the terms for the Sydney Opera House hackathon include signing over all intellectual property — this is looking increasingly like it is the case.
Some churches have dedicated creative teams to design and create visual assets to be shared on Facebook and on their website. Sadly, this is not the case for most churches. Creating images for sermons, events, Facebook posts and more can sometimes be a difficult experience. I’d like to introduce you to an online service that is going to make creating graphics for your church so much easier — Canva.
This is the third post in an ongoing series where I hope to to demystify the process of commissioning a website for your church.
When it comes to building or commissioning a website for your church — it can be tempting to just jump right in. The excitement of getting started can sometimes outweigh the value of taking a step back, and planning things out. I’m here today to remind you how important it is to prepare for your church website before you get started. Read more…
At Jordesign we’ve noticed that cost is often a major factor for Churches looking for websites. Many smaller churches can’t afford the cost of a fully custom developed site, but are interested in a solution where they aren’t locked into a pay-by-the-month solution.
We’re in the process of developing a WordPress based solution for Churches which will allow them to have an affordable website for a lower cost than a fully custom developed site. And the only ongoing cost will be an annual renewal for hosting, domain registration and support. Read more…