Website Tips for Smaller Congregations, Part 4

This is the fourth post in a series of eight.  To see the plan for the entire series, consult post 1 of the series.

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Sketch the Structure for Your Website’s Information

Once you have decided what your basic message will be (see Part 3 of this series), and who your target audience will be, write brief paragraphs conveying your message.  These paragraphs will constitute the text for the pages of your website.

Print on paper all this text.  Then, with scizzors, cut up the paragraphs into pieces that seem logical to you.  scizzors

Next, gather together the text pieces that seem to belong together, by commonality of subject matter, or whatever organizing scheme would be most helpful to site visitors.  Each group of text pieces will constitute one web page.

After you have the text contents of your pages thus prepared, you can then decide how you want to organize these pages.  Which content will go on the front page?  And how shall you organize the other pages so that visitors can find what they are looking for easily?  The goal of this final step is twofold:  to gather the textual information of your site in a logical scheme, and thus, to create a site structure.

Your Telecom team can then use the site “map” which you have created to assemble the pages and links that will make your site work.


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