Site Launch: X-tended Missions Network

Just finished a new site design for my friends at the X-tended Missions Network. The XMN is a Southern Baptist regional association for North Mississippi. They are support partners for us at Revision Church as well the ONE8 Church Planting Network.

I wised up and teamed with Jason Charnes on this one and he really added a lot of great elements that I couldn't have accomplished by myself. As always, it's powered by Wordpress and we used the Biznizz Theme by Woo Themes, which has turned out to offer a powerhouse of great features for what we wanted to accomplish. I really enjoyed implementing the photos that they wanted to display. In fact, the way the whole site is very photography-driven is one of my favorite parts about it.

Check it out!

Out of Pocket

Why hello overly-neglected blogosphere... Quite obviously, there's been nothing going on here lately. Which interestingly enough is quite the opposite of what my life's been like. Pretty much ever since the last post in october it's been quite hectic and I just haven't had much time, nor content to post more regularly. And quite frankly it's not going to get much better anytime soon. But I thought at least I'd throw some updates of things I've been working on for you to check out. Especially since I was in a meeting today with our new brand and website consultants at GBC (Maurilio Amorim and the A Group) and he asked how many of us blogged. I quickly raised my hand and then was forced to sheepishly give the "eh, ish" dangling palm motion because I couldn't remember when my last post was. So here's my quarterly "feel guilty calling myself a blogger" post.

The last film I posted was literally the last one I've actually been able to produce. When November hit, the 5D went in my bag and only came out for some photo opps and Christmas documentation. But I hope to get back at it over the next few months and try out some new accessories that I'm wanting to get.

Most of my free time since December has been used working on Web design. I'm not sure i've quite earned the title of "web designer", but Wordpress gives me enough power/knowledge to be dangerous. We just launched the website for a new church planting network in North Mississippi. It's called ONE8 Network and the Director, George Ross, asked me to help him get a site going as well as a logo/branding scheme. It's really my first time other than for Revision Church that I've been able to help with the entire package. Since it's a birthing organization it will continue to grow. But I've been pleased with how it's turned out.

A few other organizations have expressed interest as well and I'm looking forward to getting in deeper with Wordpress and all it can do. Being able to help people get their companies up to date with a good website and online identity is becoming one of my passions. I've still got a lot to learn, but I'm excited about the possibilities. If you have any tips/resources in that area, PLEASE leave them with me!