5 Ways Technology Improves Church Community, and How it Doesn’t

Is technology bad for church community? Does that kid texting in the third row throw mess up your flow? Is there no such thing as authentic relationship because it’s so easy to have fake ones? Or is technology good? Here’s how I’ve found technology improves community. And also, how every once in a while it might not.

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The Best Media Service for Churches

We believe churches should have access to the best web and technology has to offer. It not only helps a church in their evangelism efforts, but has the ability to greatly enhance the communication and sense of community within the church.

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Lynn City Unplugged Graphic and Print Design

Nate Designs Stuff was involved with a graphic design project a little while ago that was run by one of the professors (and poets) at Salem State University. They were doing a regular open house in the Lynn, MA area called “Lynn City Unplugged.”

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Clearpoint Coaching Web, Graphic and Print Design

Clearpoint Coaching contacted us for logo, web, and print design–and we were happy to help them. First, we helped them develop their branding material, concentrating on their logo and their business card. We then went on to build an online presence for them, and then designed a banner and some print material for an exhibition booth.

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Asei Engineering Graphic Design

We were contacted by a friend in Phoenix, Arizona to do a business card design and a logo a little while back. We really like them, so we decided we’d post them here as well. They had a dog they wanted to use as their logo. Hey, we’re not entirely sure what he has to do with engineering–but we figure you can come up with something.

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Haverhill Alliance Web Design

When we built this site, we were on a mission to provide something that was more than just a simple hub for information. We wanted to use it as a way to interact with the people in the church, as well as provide fresh media content on a regular basis.

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Hurtado Photography Website

Today, we’re going to look at a website we did for Hurtado Photography. Molly is a local photographer (Connecticut) and world traveler (World). She really enjoys inspiring people, and it’s a joy to be a part of something that, for her and those she works with, is about a lot more than collecting a paycheck.

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Web Showcase: Billion Soul Publishing

Previously, we replicated a site design for them (solc.tv), in honor of a man named Stephen Olford. This time, they wanted to launch a site for their new network publishing venture aptly titled, “Billion Soul Publishing.”

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Print Design Showcase: HAC Design

Today’s demo is from a church in Haverhill. We designed their bulletin that they update on a weekly basis as well as their “connect cards.” We also did door titles, signs, etc. But we just want to give you a taste, not completely overwhelm your senses!

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Web101: It’s Ok for Daddy to Go if your Host is a Monster (Part One)

So, in our previous post, “Web101: What is Web Hosting” we covered what web hosting is. In this post we want to talk about the different types of houses that are available. Do you want to set up shop in an RV beside Joe’s Hot Dog Stand (sorry Joe), or pay for a multi-million dollar property overlooking the Pacific Ocean? For most people, something in between is ideal.

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Web101: Domain Names

Growing up, they always kind of confused me–well, they still do. I remember the www thing was a big deal as a kid, and then suddenly (not really sure when) you didn’t have to put the www! So yeah, if you’re still saying “www” when you’re telling people about your website, you are showing your age.

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Web101: What is Web Hosting

Web Hosting. Most people have heard the term, most of us don’t understand it. It’s just one of those things where we kind of nod our head and say, “yeah, for sure” at the appropriate times and hope nobody asks us any questions about it.

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Adding Retina Support for Logo in Genesis Framework

Devices are getting more and more dense, and there isn’t much I hate more than spending hours working on a logo only to see a pixelated mess on my iPhone. To optimize your images for higher-res devices, you don’t increase your PPI (necessarily), you have to increase the actual pixel count.

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Graphic Design: Making Logos Better or Better Logos

Logos can be super frustrating for small and mid-range businesses. Before I threw myself into the graphic design thing, the extent of my experience was with WordArt and ClipArt, neither of which looked good at all. Well, don’t get me wrong. It totally did when I was working on my 5th grade dioramas. Who could beat the slanty, blue, 3d text? No one.

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Stirring the Pot for Nate Designs Stuff Team

The past few months, I have decided that it’s time to really revamp and revitalize things here at Nate Designs Stuff. Instead of continuing to operate as a sole proprietorship, we’ve made the decision to bring on Gabe as a partner at NDS. He will greatly help us with our conceptualization process and he’s way more normal than I am, so he’ll handle a lot of our client interaction.

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Responsive Web Design: The Concept

Responsive design is not just a buzz word that web designers throw around to impress each other. Don’t get me wrong, it is something that talk about to impress each other–but it’s not just that. It’s a real thing. Like peanut butter. I like peanut butter, I like responsive design. They are not at all related. In this post, we’ll talk about what it is. And a little bit about why it matters. We won’t go into a ton of detail–that will come in later posts.

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Website Showcase: Autumn Granger

This girl is an amazing photographer, (I should know, she did our wedding). She’s got excellent taste, she’s prompt, full of ideas–and overall, just very good at what she does.

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Your Nephew Should not Design Your Logo

There are more qualifications than simply being a graphic designer. In the following few sections, I will try and spell out why you should pay for a logo. And not use someone who will do it for free pizza.

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Puppies and Graphic Designers

Ok, so I was told my first post should be about puppies. Works for me. What, you’re asking, do puppies have to do with Graphic Design? Maybe not a ton. But what do they have to do with Graphic Designers? Alot. No, I promise.

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