Event A - Tuesdays @ 7pm
Event B - Sundays @ 6pm
The side is a good spot for contact info or regular events & times.
Plus, see "Someone's Name" up there in blue? That's a hyperlink. It'll take you to the staff page where you can find "Someone's" photo. Creating links where appropriate can make the website user-friendly to visitors.
Let's Make a Page!
(Start with your page's title or catchy-sounding phrase.)
You can easily make a really nice-looking page on Weebly. The KEY is a little time, a little effort, attention to detail, and a touch of creativity. BUT even if you're NOT creative, just go find a cool webpage with a simple layout online and see if you can copy it!
An 'About' section is important. It tells people what you do & why you do it.
Our ministry is all about showing people Christ's love and encouraging them during difficult times. Some of the activities we organize include:
Wanna Get Involved?
It's important to let people know how they can participate in your ministry. The more they have to dig around to find out how to get involved, the less likely they are to join! Tell them what you need AND who to talk to.
We currently need:
To serve with us:
P.S. - Bulleted lists are GREAT for making a webpage easy to read!
Don't overdo your page with WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS WORDS.
Saturday, March 18
11:30am - 1:30pm
Find your spot at a table for our annual fundraiser lunch! Contact Connie@connie.com for info.
Thursday, March 9
9:15am - 4pm
Serve food for disaster relief workers & those displaced by recent storms.
Simple lists of upcoming events or HOT BUTTONS (like above) are great on the side column.
Easy for visitors to find!
Easy for YOU to change!
See that line right up above? It's a 'divider.' Dividers are great for breaking up the space to make it easy on the viewers' eyes, especially when switching between topics or events.
Columns & Layout of Content
Columns can look more professional than just having information straight down your page, especially if you plan to include brief articles with photos or slideshows about recent events you hosted. A word of caution: two to three main columns are sufficient. Too many will quickly become overwhelming for readers.
To add columns: Click and drag the "Multiple Columns" element and then add other Elements (like a Paragraph) inside. You can add up to five columns using this feature.
(TIP: Your main or most important column should be slightly wider than any other column(s) in the same row.)
See the 3 Photos below? These were added to THIS column by dragging another "Multiple Columns" element INSIDE of this column and then adding the pictures.
- Always Proofread!
Nothing makes a page look more unprofessional than typos, poor spelling, and poor grammar.
- Change Up Your Fonts When It's Helpful... bUt NOT too Much.
Avoid using multi-colored, multi-sized text. While it may seem tempting for creativity's sake, it actually makes it less visually appealing and more difficult to read. A page is much easier to read when font sizes & styles follow a logical & consistent pattern. For example:
- Be Consistent.
For example, if one event title in a list of upcoming events is in bold, all event titles in the list should be bold (unless there's an evident reason why it's different from the rest. However, in such cases, consider whether an asterisk* with an explanation at the bottom of the section is better.)
- Edit Your Photos.
You know those nice pictures you see on fancy websites? Cropping out empty space in photos & even tweaking the brightness & contrast of your pictures in any editing program can add life & interest to your photos.
- Click Publish Frequently.
This is like saving your MS Word documents. If you're doing a lot of editing, wouldn't you hate to lose all that work because of an internet or web host glitch? (This tip isn't absolutely necessary, but you might want to consider it.)