Mars Hill Church


(16) Posted by Alex Giron on Oct 26, 2007


GravatarOn October 26, 2007 1:21 PM Squawk said:

I love the visual look of the homepage, but it doesn't seem to 'fit'. I though that this is some web2.0 service, not a church. It reminds me a little bit of Mint

Also I would have incorporated hover effects for the menu... Clicking every main-item seems a little tedious.

However, congrats, the homepage validates and enlarges very nicely when the text-size is increased.

I assume that the site is updated with a cms: there seems to be an error somewhere in a template. All pages give me the same 9 warnings when they are validated.

GravatarOn October 27, 2007 10:45 AM frebro said:

Also the graphics look funky in Safari 2.

GravatarOn October 27, 2007 3:36 PM trendsettr said:

I too would like a hover option for the menu. Cool website for a church though.

GravatarOn October 29, 2007 11:00 AM Trevor said:

I love the nav, i agree about it needing a hover though, otherwise looks great!

GravatarOn October 29, 2007 11:02 AM Billee D. said:

This may be the oddest church/religious web site I have ever seen. Way too "Web 2.0" for a church. And I agree with Squawk: it looks like Mint. That logo looks oddly familiar too... :-/

GravatarOn October 31, 2007 1:17 PM Shane said:

Why do you continue to award sites that don't work in all browsers? Things are off in Safari.

GravatarOn November 4, 2007 1:20 AM Jon Thomas said:

Why is it that if a website is for a church that it's surprising if it has 2.0 features? The people that attend churches are the same people that use web sites for other businesses. They're in this century as well and desire easy-to-access information all the same. Being a webmaster at a church, I think this website is done very well and I think it makes a good effort at providing the information a church fellowship wants to be able to access.

GravatarOn November 6, 2007 4:44 PM Derek Nelson said:

I think this website demonstrates the pitfalls of the Web 2.0 era. It's beautifully designed, and it's effectively coded. It is, generally speaking, standards compliant.

But its homogenized. It feels like a design portfolio or a cell phone reseller or something. It doesn't feel like a church. Say what you want about church consumers being as modern as any others, because it's true, but a church site should feel like a church site, in much the same way that an actual church should feel like a church, not a baseball stadium.

GravatarOn November 14, 2007 8:42 PM W. Walseth said:

Love the design, perfect for a web based software as a service (SaaS) product, but maybe not for a church.

Perhaps a new logo would re-connect it with it's target market, and make it look less like a cellular (Cingular?) phone service. Last time I checked, Christianity had all sorts of, er, icons...

GravatarOn December 4, 2007 7:38 AM Liz said:

It is a nice site. Really sweet for a church. I like the flickr images at the bottom. Shows it is a church full of life.
It doesn't view in firefox on a linux machine well at all. And the orange logo is reminding me of Cingular.

I like the forwardness of the site. I like that it doesn't show a bunch of dull Christians ready to sing hymns

GravatarOn December 20, 2007 2:40 PM Jamie said:

Interesting contrast to

GravatarOn March 4, 2008 7:19 AM c loudermilk said:

I think mars hill is reaching out beyond traditional "church" mentality of us against them. This site shows that it should be us FOR them, and what better way to do that than losing this stifled "traditional" identity. An identity that is circa 1800's not 1st century, which would be truly authentic...but then no css, or electricity for that matter!

GravatarOn May 8, 2008 12:43 PM NEO said:

Like the color scheme but thats about it

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