Philippians 4 and Christmas Time in A/V

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Source: By Andrew Hunt From Church Production

God reminded me of these words in Philippians 4:

“Let your reasonableness be known to everyone.” Other versions render, “Let your gentleness be evident to all.”

This time of year, technical teams are often stretched more than other seasons. They may receive requests to support additional Christmas and New Years events at various technical levels. Their phones may ring while they are with their families. They answer and hear, “Your projector isn’t working in Conference Room A.” After some troubleshooting they realize that a laptop isn’t plugged in. These last minute requests for technical support clearly indicate poor planning.

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58% of Church Websites Are Missing Something!

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Source: By Creative Bloq

As I reviewed each website, I put myself in the place of someone who is thinking about going to church this Christmas. And the one question every visitor wants to know is this: “What time is the service?” I was staggered to find that most churches don’t provide this information. In fact: of the 42% of websites that did provide this information, it often wasn’t easy to find. In many cases, Christmas service times were displayed somewhere in a rotating banner or took some careful looking to discover.

Failing to provide this important information is failing to love these people – the people who are the number 1 audience for your church website.  Christmas is still 2 days away – it’s not too late to check your church’s website, and add this information if it’s missing.

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Five Ways to Make Your Site More Mobile Friendly

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Source: RocketTheme.com/Blog

Today's Web is explored through a variety of screens ranging from small smartphones to giant big-screen televisions. Designing your site to work consistently across various screen sizes makes it a more pleasant experience for all visitors, regardless of the device they use to access it.

An alternative to a responsive design would be Adaptive Design, which detects the type of device being used to access the page and delivers an optimized experience specifically for smaller devices. This requires additional development to create what is essentially two different user experiences. This enables you to hide widgets or modules that wouldn't work well on a mobile device . . .

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The 20 biggest logo designs of 2014

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Source: By Creative Bloq

My friends at Creative Blog review the most impactful logo designs and redesigns of the last 12 months.

On the day a new logo design is launched for a familiar brand, the first reactions are usually overwhelmingly negative. Once some time has passed and the new design has entered daily use, though, it can be a different story.

So here we take a look back at the 20 biggest brands to release a new logo in 2014. Now that you've gotten used to them, what do you really think of the 20 biggest logo designs of 2014 from Black & Decker, Visa, Absolut Vodka, Lipton, Birds Eye, Reebok, Netflix, PayPal, Indiegogo and more.

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The Ultimate Guide to Bootstrap

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Source: WebDesignerDepot.com

Bootstrap is a powerful, mobile-first, responsive, front-end framework that’s built with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. It offers a ton of advantages over starting from scratch, and even over many other frameworks.

Bootstrap was originally developed by a designer and developer from Twitter, it’s become one of the most popular front-end frameworks in the world. It was first known as Twitter Blueprint, before becoming open-source, and served as Twitter’s internal style guide for over a year before it was released publicly.

If you’re unfamiliar with Bootstrap, the resources and information here will get you up to speed.

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