Friday, 26 February 2010

New RFC website live today!


Check out our new website here .... and help us spot the errors!

8 comments:

tjhilton said...

That's a nice website. I particularly liked the quotes on each page, as I found them a good way of getting the idea of the page quickly. I hadn't heard about HOPE before, and it sounds really good! I'm really glad RFC is able to reach out like that.

The only mistakes I noticed were:

On the Getting involved page - "by clicking here" and "this form" (both in the Giving section at bottom of page) have no links.

The RSS feed on the News page is titled Southcote Mission, which I found a little bizarre.

On the Alpha page I was a bit bemused by the comment about being free, except for the cost of coffee and cake until I remembered the course has been taking place in a coffee bar. It might be worth a reword for people who don't know that (as I don't think the page says where it is).

I quite enjoyed browsing the site, and I learnt a fair bit I didn't know about RFC. Thanks for pointing it out!

irene m said...

I noticed a wee spelling mistake..."preperation" when it shoud have been "preparation"...but for the life of me ..cant remember which jolly bit it was on..sorry...

other than that ...a good browse and read....I like the photos of each ministry leader and a direct link to ask a question,

irene m said...

and then of course I mis-spelled a word in my comment..

typical eh...sorry

"shoud" should be "should "

Roy the Beard said...

I find the typeface too small for links at bottom, especially compared with the massive fonts elswhere - and the blue on blue of the middle section of the links is very difficult to read (OK - so I'm an OAP!) (Using IE8)

Roy the Beard said...

Also - why have Alpha in twicw - and exactly duplicated - both under Church Life and Course? (Am I a pest yet?)

Becki said...

I really like the new logo (with 'Reading' in the yellow typeface, rather than the mother and child), will this one replace the old one? As a budding evening meeting stalwart I find that having the mother and small child in the logo doesn't fit the make up of the congregation.

It would be good to have the contacts altogether on one page (probably the contact us page), sometimes it can seem a bit random who you get as a contact out of Sarah/Tom/Scott/Sean/Karen etc, so putting them together might help.

The graphics are brilliant and I especially like the 'I'm new here' thing that goes through the pages.

Roy has a point about the links at the bottom but this could be helped by having greater contrast between text and background, rather than bigger fonts (I'm using ie8 too)

The reading family church logo sometimes overlaps the graphic for the page title - there's one example in a screengrab here, but it's on a couple of pages: http://tinyurl.com/yf9v8wd


That's my two cents worth anyway! All in all, I think it's a great site, although it's predecessor wasn't half bad, either. It's good to know there's somewhere so impressive-looking to send friends who want to know more about rfc :)

Karen said...

I like this website and it's very user friendly. I only have two observations and those being the font size of the events page needs to be larger and the links at the bottom of the home page are merging with the background colour and it's near impossible to make out the lower links. Other than that it's bright, modern, informative and welcoming.

Josh Betts said...

I don't like to pick out another thing, but I wondered why the links (News, Who we are, Church Life, Students, Children) are a different design and font when you click on them and go to that page. Secondly, the range of options change in this when you do: When clicking on 'News', the options change to 'Church Life, Courses, What's On, Resources' in contrast to the original selection.

Maybe this is intentional! But seems a bit inconsistent/not very smooth/unfinished...

On the other side - it looks amazing! Good logo, photos, quotes, email system. Very accessible and good for new people...