One of the hardest things to balance out when making a website for your church or charitable organization. Is making sure that it looks both professional and elegant. Wonder why some websites focus too much on making sure it looks professional, but it lack that creative feel? Or why other focus too much on making sure that it’s creative and fun, at the expense of professionalism?
Don’t stress yourself out when trying to figure a good balance for your website! Here’s a step-by-step process on how to achieve an elegant website!
1. Choose a beautiful design template
The first step to achieve an elegant website is choosing a beautiful template design, such as one of the church website templates we offer. When choosing a design template for your website, make sure that the template uses five key elements of design: Contrast, balance, emphasis, variety, and unity. If you feel like something is missing on your website, make sure that the design template uses these five elements of design.
2. Create a beautiful logo
The second step is creating a beautiful logo. In the process of creating a logo, it’s important to make sure that you don’t mix and match different elements. In doing so, you can ruin the logo you’re trying to achieve. It’s important to go through the process of design when creating a logo, but also to use it properly in the context of the design template.
3. Use beautiful images
The third step is to use beautiful images. A few tips when trying to use visually pleasing images for your website:
- First, work on internal pages, not just the homepage. Use the Featured Image tool in WordPress.
- Second, use images properly by making sure you are respecting the resolution and aspect ratio.
- Third, consider how images appear when a page is shared on social media. The Facebook Sharing Debugger is a helpful tool.
If you’re trying to find images, go to Unsplash, where you can look for free photos that you can use for your website.
4. Build beautiful page layouts
The fourth step is building beautiful page layouts. There are a few different ways to build page layouts for your website.
For example, if you’re using one of our church website packages, there are multiple templates to choose from.
Another way you can build page layouts is by using the Block Editor, which helps make it much easier to build page layouts. When you’re using the Block Editor, you just click on the plus sign, and it shows several different blocks to choose from, There’s the photo gallery, columns you can insert, and buttons.
Plus, there’s a new feature in the Block Editor called Block Pattern. It’s very helpful when building page layouts, and it’s a great time saver as well.
It’s worth the effort to make your website beautiful
Herman Bavinck once wrote: “Beauty is the harmony that still shines through the chaos in the world. Elegant websites embody harmony. They connect to people’s emotions. They reflect God’s beauty and glory.