This page is to keep track of these tools and help others who work on sites or want to start a site. Keep in mind that these sites are businesses and are in no way, shape, or form related to the Churches of Christ. They were selected because they work and are inexpensive or free. If you have other suggestions, please contact us.
A nice freeware screen capture utility is Printkey.exe. Click on the link and save to disk. When you start the program, it begins running in the system tray. Clicking on the system tray icon then brings up the program. It is great for cutting out parts of a screen and making graphic files.
ZyWorld.com was used to create the 'Gahanna-Jefferson Church of Christ' gif's on the homepage and the footer. It can also generate spinning text in gif format. Watch out when using this as graphics make a page load very slowly. This is now http://xara.com.
Or use a cable modem or DSL - Highly suggested!
Audiobible provides both text and real player audio of the King James Bible.
HTMLBible provides hyper linked cross referenced Bible text that can to linked to at the verse level.
Search Engine Submission
(I moved this to the top of the page because I am using it the most now that I have published).
SubmitCorner.com offers free Search Engine Registration and meta-tag generation tools. It also has good discussion about how search engines work and how to optimize your pages for searching.
Don't make the same mistake I made! When building your keywords meta tag, be sure to leave a space after each comma or your words may be interpreted as one long word instead of the words you wanted. If you want to see our tags, go to the home page and view source.
Also see http://siteadd.com
Meta tag Scanner
Here is another Meta Tag checker and generator
Multi Engine Submit
Submit to AltaVista
Submit to Web Crawler
Yahoo is a manual submission process. Navigate to the category you want to be listed in and click on the "suggest a site" link. Be sure to read the directions first so that you are prepared to enter all of your information.
Interesting reading at Deadlock.com.
Submit your site to community websites for your area. For example, we submitted an entry in local sites, so they link to us, making it easier for people to find us. Note that these sites link to denominations and false doctrine and are only linked here so that we can keep track of them to maintain our entries. It can be frustrating as worldly organizations use incorrect terminology and titles, but it can help the community find the church.
You will need a mailbox to sign up for accounts with most of these tools, so get one right away. Be sure you will be keeping that email for a long time. It is critical for maintaining domain name registrations!
A warning: Be careful to get the domain name registered in your name, not in the hosting service name. I had trouble getting domain names transferred away from http://dotregistrar.com as they had to be unlocked by http://featureprice.com, which was going out of business. In fact, I am still fighting this issue. Better to perform your own domain name registrations.
Now updating for 2003. So glad we got off of featureprice.com as they have had serious service problems. This site is now on space donated by http://zvant.net.
Other web hosting possibilities:
Domain Name Registration
In 2003 I am transferring registrations to http://godaddy.com as they come up for renewal as the price is lower.
Totalnic.com offers domain name registration. You will have to have the server name from the Web Hosting Site before you can register your domain name. This site is registered with here.
Joker.com now offers the same service.