Friday, November 21, 2008

UMM have snazzy new web site

UMM home page

The old look and slow speed of the United Methodist Men's web site is a thing of the past. Praise the Lord! The new UMM site has a greatly improved look, sort of mimics the UMC redesign, and is faster.

Some remaining problems:

  • A web editor should never let text exceed the "allowed space" (as in the "Nashville news anchor to produce video for 10th National Gathering" text). That's just plain sloppy.
  • The web addresses (URLs) contain "gobbdegook" code as part of the address. That's common when a web is based on a database and the web administration team fails to make the system display words, not garbage code in the URLs. To me that shows a lack of focus on visitors and a lack of either expertise or lack of caring by the web administrators.

Overall, though, the UMM web site design changes are a significant improvement.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Herod's tomb

Scene from Herod's Lost Tomb on National Geographic Channel
National Geographic Channel will be showing "Herod's Lost Tomb" Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 9pm. So here are some links related to Herod's tomb: