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OurChurch.Com Webmaster Newsletter
July 2007

Good First Impression = Good Design

Hello OurChurch.Com webmasters,

We hope you're having great summer and finding some time for renewal. July is Web Design Month at OurChurch.Com. Studies show that while great content is what keeps people coming back to a site, the design of the site - the appearance, layout, and navigation - make the biggest initial impression. Our hope is that we can help you improve the design of your website this month.

Please post comments and questions concerning this newsletter in our forums. You can also view this message on the web with color and graphics in our newsletter archives.

IN THIS ISSUE
1) Bronze/Ad-free Special
2) $200 Off a Custom Site
3) New OCC Staff Page
4) OCC Welcomes Karl Beaudry to the Team
5) Blogging about Web Design

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1) BRRONZE/AD-FREE SPECIAL
If you use OurChurch.Com's Beacon web builder, one of the best things you can do to improve the design of your site is to upgrade to the Ad-free Option. Add the tremendous capabilities of the Bronze Package and you've got yourself the makings of a great site. During the month of July you can purchase the a year of the Bronze Package and Ad-free option together for just $179. A savings of $46! Go to your webmaster page and click the "Order & Renew Premium Options" link to order.

2) $200 OFF A CUSTOM SITE
Want a website that combines a unique, personal design along with interactive functionality such as a calendar, blog, media gallery, event registration, and/or shopping cart? Then a Custom CMS Express website is for you. Would you like to delegate website upkeep responsibilities to a team of people in your church, ministry or business so each person can update their section of the website on their own, but you maintain overall control of the site? That's another great feature of Custom CMS Express. During the month of July, receive $200 off any custom website. Contact us for a free phone consultation.

3) UPDATE ON NEW WEB BUILDER
Ever wonder who that is on the other end of the phone when you call OCC? Want to know who that friendly and knowledgeable support specialist is whose been assisting you through the help desk? Well, now you can find out. Check out our new staff page complete with pics and bios of our team.

4) OCC WELCOMES KARL BEAUDRY TO THE TEAM
OurChurch.Com would like to publicly extend a warm welcome to the newest member of our support team, Karl Beaudry. Karl comes to us with an extensive background with computers and web design. He's a committed Christ-follower and just an all around good guy. He'll be providing support through the help desk, forums, and phones. Take a moment to welcome Karl in our forums.

5) BLOGGING ABOUT WEB DESIGN
July is Web Design Month at OurChurch.Com and Mike Cotton, OCC's lead web designer has taken the reigns of the Christian Web Trends Blog. He's publishing a 4 part series about web design issues that we're sure will be informative and applicable to your web site. Be sure to check out the articles and join in by posting your own comments.

Thanks for hosting your website at OurChurch.Com. Please post comments and questions concerning this newsletter in our forums.

In His Service,
OurChurch.Com

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