UPDATE: Hang on, guys. The website was down last night, so Lloyd’s article didn’t get posted. He’ll fix it after he gets ready.
BTW: Happy Birthday, Deborah!
As some of you know, I’ve been working on a new website for Lincoln Lutheran on and off for about 3 years. There’s never been enough time in the day to work on it much during the school year, so last summer I decided that I would just do it. I was aided by the fact that the Game of the Summer really sucked and Brad had a new nephew to keep him busy.
I think I did a nice job if I do say so myself. I don’t know how much schools are normally charged for a new website, but I got a flyer in the mail at the start of the school year that had a coupon for $5,000.00 off. The best part of the website is that it takes information in a central location (news and calendar items) and automatically distributes them to very specific subpages. For example, if you put a choir concert on the main calendar or post an announcement about it, that information automatically appears on the choir page (and on the music department page). Basically, I am very, very lazy. For instance:
I didn’t want to answer a lot of questions about the new website, so there’s a tour you can take. I was tired of trying to figure out when people had the computer lab reserved, so there’s a reservation system. I didn’t want to have to do so much work for our Middle School Fun Nights, now there’s an online handbook.
I don’t mind doing work, as long as the net result is that I can sleep more.