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What A Difference A Day Makes!

One night of HTML coding and design and BAM! Ministry Best Practices just got an extreme home makeover.

Why change the look? Look is only one part of a good blog. But that said, of course I want my blog to look aesthetically pleasing and professional. It is that goal that I trust this new look achieves. Besides appearance, there were other factors that contributed to the need to change.


Functionality - The old blog design was very minimalistic and therefore a lot of useful information was hidden on the front page. I have learned that readers aren't going to be searching for stuff unless it hits them SMACK in the face!

Navigable - when you went to an individual post or did a search, you lost all the navigation sidebars with the old site. The sidebars were where all the important information lived, losing that was a big disadvantage.

Branding - From the beginning I designed Ministry Best Practices with two branding elements. A stand alone logo - the red chair and a tag line - equipping leaders for innovative ministry. Because those two thing don't change, I can change the look and design of the blog and still retain consistency and recognizably. Because when you hear the tag line or see the red chair, you'll know that you landed at Ministry Best Practices.

If you reading this post via email or in a RSS feed reader like Bloglines or Google Reader, then first of all - THANK YOU! Thanks for being a subscriber. But do me a favor and click through to the site and kick the tires a bit, and let me know what you think.

Welcome to the NEW Ministry Best Practices.
(btw, check out Chris Brogan's article: 50 Ways to Take Your Blog to the Next Level. His insights gave me a lot of food for thought and motivation to make the change)

Why change the look? Look is only one part of a good blog. But that said, of course I want my blog to look aesthetically pleasing and professional. It is that goal that I trust this new look achieves. Besides appearance, there were other factors that contributed to the need to change.

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