Plaridel, Vol 4, No 2 (2007)

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The Word to the World: An Analysis of the Websites of Five Philippine-Based Catholic Communities

Ma. Criselda G. Gatchalian-Badilla

Abstract


This textual analysis identifies the key design elements of five Philippine-based websites, namely Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (www.lnp.ph), Light of Jesus (www.lightofjesus.net), Couples for Christ (www.cfcglobal.org), Elim Community (www.elimglobal.org), and El Shaddai (www.elshaddai.dwxippfi.org). These elements include text, layout, graphics, page length, color, animation, interactivity, and navigational tools. An analysis of these community websites’ contents showed that the communities’ vision, organizational culture, and charism have been reflected on the Internet. To a limited extent, offline relationships have also been shown in the websites.

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