Monday, October 10, 2011

Mary, Mother of the Light

For the past few months I have been working on a website for a Maronite Catholic church in my area, Mary, Mother of the Light.

The project included a full useable website and the making of one logo.

I created the logo by drawing a traditional Maronite cross and adding the half circles. The half circles represent the Mother Mary and baby Jesus. The icon I drew the inspiration from is found on the website's home page. 

The complete design and content took about three months from start to finish. Getting approval and all content together takes longer than one might originally think.

One thing that I found very interesting about this process was how the event photo album came about. The owners wished to have a web album with photos of events that they could keep updated. I was afraid that it would need to be a link directly to Picasa in order for them to manage it without too much fuss. But then I came across the neatest code that allowed me to embed their Picasa web albums into a page on their website. So the viewers would not need to leave the website in order to view the pictures. It is very helpful and so easy to update. So if you're not web savvy or just do not want to spend a lot of time coding a picture gallery, or have the need for multiple albums on a single web page, I would highly recommend looking into this: Picasa Web Albums Integrator

The website is still under construction in some parts but is up and ready for viewers! Which is very exciting. It's been a joy creating the website and I will be sad to see it end.

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