We have been talking about making our website at North Side more user friendly lately.  I decided to design a sketch on my anointed whiteboard and see what came up for a constantly updated homepage.  Here goes:


Here’s the concept:

  • Main Image – one image that is the ongoing series or big announcement – the image could be clicked and go to a video announcement
  • Top Buttons – no drop down boxes, these will all go to another page – must make simple
    • I’m New
    • Services
    • Blog (we will need to add this feature to the website)
    • About Us
  • Left Section
    • Adults – bucket ad (can we add a thing there that says, “For more info on adult activities…” and link to a page; same for the next two)
    • Students – bucket ad
    • Children – bucket ad
  • Below Section
    • Latest Message – automatically pulls last mp3 and sermon icon to front, link for more sermons here
    • Upcoming Calendar – automatically pulls next events, link to full calendar
    • Blog Updates – automatically pulls from North Side blog and North Side staff blogs
    • Give
  • Really Below Section
    • More visible “Signup” for updates
    • More visible “Search”
    • Simple icon links for:
      • Twitter
      • Facebook
      • YouTube
      • Flickr

What you think?  Would the homepage be a onestop shop for all your North Side needs?

    Travis Agnew is married to Amanda and the father of two sons and one daughter. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is What God Has Joined Together.