So, brag-hat on for a moment here – we just went live with Phase 1 of the new website for Redeemer Lutheran Church here in Stevens Point, WI (just getting the SEO out of the way early there) and I'm quite pleased with how it turned out, even though all its little flaws are glaringly apparent to me.
It helps that we met our modest goal, rapid launch with all the essentials. Also, we're immediately turning around into Phase 2 – more robust, built on WordPress as a CRM – so I can instantly incorporate all those little fixes I'd otherwise have stayed up until 2AM tonight cranking out. And I like the overall look of it... I'm a fan of design, but not terribly skilled at it, and I exceeded my expectations for myself here. Still a long way to go, but it feels clean, inviting and modern to me, which was exactly what I was aiming for.
That said, suggestions, bug reports and design tweaks extremely welcome!