I found an interesting article on Church web design. It features a lot of thoughtful commentary on website design concepts for churches, while showing many screenshots of absolutely ghastly Church websites.
Fortunately, none of these were from Catholic Churches. But it gets me to thinking that Catholic parish websites are usually pretty awful. The website for my Archdiosese is terrrible (archdpdx.org), and the US Bishops’ website (usccb.org) is not much better.
Most of these sites were created in the early days of web design by people who are not professionals in the field.
At least these protestants are making an effort! That’s more than you can say for most Catholic parishes and dioceses!