Monthly Archives: March 2013

Mar 27 2013

To study Hebrew vocabulary, I create digital flashcards with a program called Anki. Anki is more than just a flashcard program, however; it’s a “spaced repetition learning system,” which means that Anki automatically schedules cards for you to review based…

Mar 19 2013

While Christians get lots of examples if they search Google for “best church website designs,” Jews get almost nothing if they search for “best synagogue website designs.” One site presents two lists of screenshots with almost no commentary, and several…

Mar 12 2013

An organization’s website should use photos of its members rather than on stock photos, and Jewish websites are no exception. For one thing, stock photos suggest that the organization thinks its members are ugly. The Problem for Observant Congregations Unfortunately,…

Mar 7 2013

I recently set up my independent minyan’s website to use WordPress, the current king queen monarch of blogging and content management system software. Doing so made it easy to track website traffic statistics (which we had never done before) with…

Mar 6 2013

For years, usability experts like Jakob Nielsen have recommended that organizations remove clutter from their homepage. However, many synagogues prominently display today’s date—either the Gregorian date or the Hebrew date—on their homepage. Do visitors really need to know that today…