This website is amazing! Whoever designed this is highly talented! Its so easy to get around the site!
Evan on June 29, 2007
I love the stock photos that are used on this site! Also the Navigation is very very user friendly. Displays perfectly in IE6, Safari, and Firefox. Well done on every front! Congratulations, and may God continue to bless Northside.
Matt Bayless on June 29, 2007
This site is sick! It’s one of the best sites I’ve seen- clean, fresh and easy to navigate. Props to the web designer...genius!! It makes me want to be at that church- attend, get involved, maybe even work there!
Rob on June 30, 2007
It’s fresh, it’s hip, it’s happenin’! The web designer needs a raise!
-Anonymous- on July 2, 2007
To whom it may concern,
This site is absolutely stunning. I’ve always said you can tell a lot about a man by the way he designs a website. It just makes me wonder if your personality is as vibrant as your use of colors. If you would like to meet up sometime I frequent Coffee Crossing. I will contact you soon. Let me know what you think about a rendezvous.
-Your Seceret Admirer
ksollen on July 3, 2007
not sure if i feel the same way as you guys. It’s a good site and all, but the homepage isn’t balanced due to the lack of a sidebar, the logo dropshadow is way heavy, and the HUGE virb and myspace logo’s attract too much attention. and what’s with the massive email icon? Seems like the designer tried to throw in too much 2.0. Especially when you get down to the footer and you have the little flourishes to the sides of the address. How do they fit with the rest of the look and feel?
Again, don’t get me wrong, the site is definitely worthy to be posted here. It’s just not the best thing since sliced bread.
hey on July 3, 2007
I kind of agree with the comment above. The Website is very 2.0, but I think the big logos are there to grab the attention of the user. Objective complete.
Not the best website that I’ve ever seen, but definitely one of the best church websites out now.
Zach on July 9, 2007
I agree that this site isn’t that great. Yes it is bold and bright, and uses some current design trends, but the content (which should be king) is not the focus here. I’d be interested to see the demographics of the congregation. You have to scroll past the Slideshow Pro banner anytime you get to a new page, and tons of important info is included as a graphic in each slideshow item, which is not searchable. It looks like web 2.0, but could be re-aligned already.
ksollen on July 17, 2007
I don’t think that the comments were anti-flash. They were just anti-MASSIVE header with info that is not searchable.
and i’m not 100% sure on this, but when has apple ever used flash on their website?
mrben on October 9, 2007
I’m not bowled over by the design - I agree that the actual content seems limited in places, but I am impressed with the general quality of the site.
Mitch on February 25, 2008
This is a great site! I love the way it looks. The only downside is that none of these people, in your pics, seem real. Maybe include some people from the church?
Dave on January 12, 2009
However the massive images at the top of the content pages are in general just that - massive images. The text is an html tag and is fully searchable.
The homepage contains the text <!------------------------- BLOCK END ----------------------> in black text on black background. Cool easter egg, or markup error you decide.
Other than the fact that the slideshow could have been implemented in jQuery Cycle as opposed to flash I think the site is very accessible.