Riverside Community Church site goes live with enhanced content management and secure online member directory

September 10, 2003

When an fast-growing urban church began to look for a company to partner with in developing an outstanding web presence, BitSculptor's range of services appealed to them because of our mix of quality, custom site development coupled with powerful online site administration tools (OAF).

The new Riverside web site features our new "myChurch" application which combines custom homepages for site visitors with a secure, online member directory. Visitors to the site can sign up for a myRiverside account and gain immediate access to a personal homepage which they can customize themselves to display just the information they're interested in. Additionally, site users who want to be listed in the online directory can apply for permission to be listed. (Note: Church staffers must approve the application before the user can gain access to the directory, keeping the directory private and secure.)

With a growing weekly attendance of over 1,200, Riverside will be using the site primarily as a means of communication to current and potential attenders. Audio, video, text, and photo content is spread throughout the site and updated by a group of site administrators.

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Posted 9/10/2003 in Site Launches

Lake County Americorps chooses BitSculptor to develop community-based web presence

May 21, 2003

AmericorpsAmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 50,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment.

The Lake County Americorps program has selected BitSculptor to develop an interactive web site which will contain mainy "members only" community features like an event calendar, photo albums, news postings, and mailing lists. These features will be available to those involved in the Americorp program in the Lake County area. Members will log in with a unique username/password to gain access to the site's community features.

For those interested in joining Americorps, the site will also contain a wealth of "public" information including membership applications, contact information, and details of the Americorp program.

The site is estimated to go live June 30, 2003.

Posted 5/21/2003 in New Projects

Bell Shoals Passion Play web site completed in under one week

March 25, 2003

Performed at the Florida State Fairgrounds each year, Bell Shoals Baptist Church's Passion Play is a huge production with a cast of over 500 and an attendance in previous years of over 8,000. Attendance this year topped 10,000, helped in no small part by a new, appealing web presence.

This site was developed to deliver information to potential attenders. Site content includes sample photos, a trailer video, ticket purchasing information, and other details. Developed in only 5 days, the site saw several thousand visitors per week in the days leading up to the Passion Play event.

The site will be updated annually to deliver each year's event information to an audience of thousands.

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Posted 3/25/2003 in Site Launches

Banjo Hangout discussion forums are hoppin'

March 5, 2003

The recently opened discussion forum at BitSculptor's own Banjo Hangout is fast becoming the #1 online meeting place for banjo players worldwide.

After just a few weeks of being "live," the discussion forums now contain over 3,200 message postings from over 400 active members. Topics ranging from beginner technique tips to heated debates on the world's best bluegrass musician have given this community plenty of fodder for discussion.

Forum discussions are archived and saved in a completely searchable database, turning the discussion board into an ever-growing resource created and maintained by its contributors… a true online community.

Posted 3/5/2003 in Miscellaneous

Antlers Resort web site goes live.

March 1, 2003

With a new design and revamped content, the new Antlers Resort web site delivers information to potential customers in a professional, efficient manner.

With over 40 years of houseboat rental service to tourists at Lake Shasta, CA, Antlers Resort & Marina has become known as "the biggest little resort in Lake Shasta." BitSculptor took this idea and built it into the a web site which feels comfortable yet communicates the many amenities available at the resort.

Posted 3/1/2003 in Site Launches

Announcing Church Web Resources, BitSculptor's free resource for churches with web sites.

February 7, 2003

The Church Web Resources contains informative articles on all aspects of good church web site design. If you're a volunteer church webmaster or a pastor in charge of your church's web presence, the resources on this site will prove invaluable to your cause.

Churches often struggle with developing and/or maintaining a strong web presence. What causes these struggles? How can we avoid them? How can we develop a useful web site on a tight budget? There are many questions that go into developing a church web site, and Church Web Resources is there to answer them.

Check it out for yourself, and be sure to sign up to the email list to be notified when new articles or other site content comes online.

Posted 2/7/2003 in Site Launches

Screensaver finished for CEFC Youth Group

January 28, 2003

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Community Evangelical Free Church of Susanville, CA has a hoppin' youth group, and Pastor Steve Schlange saw an opportunity to remind kids of that by creating a downloadable, CEFC Youth-themed screensaver. The first screensaver (created in 2001) was good… but the latest screensaver, created to match the revamped site for 2003, is just plain great.

Click any of the screenshots to the right to enlarge.

As a spin-off from ET, Jurassic Park, and Monty Python, this screensaver is sure to entertain. What else can happen when you watch your youth pastor ride wheelies in front of a hungry T-Rex?

All of the photos and images in the screensaver are pulled from CEFC Youth group (most from the online photos archives).

Posted 1/28/2003 in Miscellaneous

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