Introducing the new Nailscars.com (sort of)

Introducing the new Nailscars.com (sort of)

Design
Nailscars.com is back up and running better than ever. Nearly every permanent page* has permanent text on it, and I think I finally have the layout, categories, and navigation all worked out. There are a few things from the old site that I will be adding in the next few weeks. There are several more outlines and prayer station entries that were part of the old site that I want to edit and make usable. I also need to add a section for the complete series stuff, but that will come in the next few weeks. Right now I am working to go back through the blog posts and categorize and tag them. There are over 1,300 posts up right now that have no category listing at all. I want…
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Getting Down the Bones

Getting Down the Bones

Design
I think that the basic structure of the new site is set. There are a few more tweaks that I want to make, but the bones are in place. Now I am trying to get all of the static content added. This is a process that would go much faster if I didn't have to extensively edit and rewrite some of this stuff. I really posted some very incomplete outlines and such and I want to try to fix that. But that is a long process. Tonight I was able to fix the Love Worship outline. It is a complete worship outline with sermon ideas, links to creative elements and 5 stations for worshipers to engage with after the corporate time. I hope to do one of those a night…
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Pardon our Progress

Pardon our Progress

Design
Nailscars.com is currently undergoing some major changes. While those changes are taking place (over the course of the next several days) the site will be live, but not very user friendly. There are some major changes coming as you can already see, and I hope that these changes will help the site to be more useful. Nailcars.com has been around since I think 1997. I was an early Microsoft FrontPage adopter and have been creating this website for all of these years without ever learning code, so changes like this take me some time and a great deal of fiddling to get everything to land just right. Over the years this site has morphed from just a place to add drama resources to a place where I could share my…
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The Wave is Over

Design, Random Thoughts
There is always a big wave of hits around Christmas time here on Nailscars.com. But as normally happens those hits sort of taper off as we approach the actual holiday. Most people have either found a creative idea to use for the Christmas gatherings or have just decided "this year we will just go simple and traditional." Which either means that they want to go simple and traditional or they want to follow tradition and simply not put the time into finding something new. I have fallen into both camps from time to time. I have been working behind the scenes for a few weeks now on a total Nailscars.com site redesign. To say I have been working on it is a bit of a stretch. I am currently learning…
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Let’s Talk Tools

Design, Youth Pastoring
What tools do you use in your ministry? While of course only God is indispensable which ones would you hate to loose? Some of the things that I use every week would be: MediaShout - To run our worship slides and talk notes Photoshop - I normally do some sort of picture for each lesson Publisher - While I am learning InDesign I still do a whole lot of stuff in Microsoft Publisher. If push came to shove I would have to say that this is the one computer program that I would need the most. Text Messages - I hate everything about cell phones, but texting is an essential resource for keeping up with students Spin 360 - This is where we get all of our band music. I…
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