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By Kent Larsen

Internet: Well-Designed Sites Dominate For a Change

NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- Most of the new websites listed this week are well-designed, fairly easy to use and visually appealing, a change from the many small, personal sites that sometimes seem to dominate our listings of new sites. Surprisingly, the most interesting is "Why Prophets," which isn't even a commercial site, but is still visually appealing and useful.

Why Prophets represents the work of Chris Tolworthy, whose arguments make up the bulk of the site. The other nicely-designed sites are generally commercial websites, such as Inspire Graphics and NlightN, although the latter is a little 'over-engineered,' using scripts to do the work that a simple link could take care of -- and crashing my computer as a result.

Newly Listed Mormon Websites:

Jeff Benedict

Website for LDS author and now congressional candidate Jeff Benedict, an expert on Connecticut's Mashantucket Pequot Indians and their 'Foxwoods' casino in Connecticut.

Inspire Graphics

Website for clip-art publisher providing LDS-specific clip art and self-publishing software. Nice website includes information on each product, tips for its use, information for wholesalers and a list of links. This E-commerce site allows on-line ordering.

LDS Chapel Locator

Visitors can search this database of addresses of LDS chapels in the United States. Returns only addresses, not meeting times and other information, now available in the LDS Church's own meetinghouse locator feature.


Website for LDS acappella group NlightN. Includes information about upcoming shows, merchandise for sale, a guestbook, newsletter, and photo gallery, the group's albums, lyrics, and audio files of some songs. However, this very nicely designed site is graphics-heavy and crashed my machine.

Saints At War

Project of BYU religion professors to catalog the experiences of LDS servicemen during both world wars. Visitors can add their stories to the site, read the stories of other veterans, see images of LDS servicemen and look at interesting facts about LDS participation in the wars. A BYU conference on this topic is being held on Friday, November 10th.

Sock It To 'Em

E-commerce site selling LDS Missionary Christmas Stockings. Orders placed by phone or fax. Includes description of products, contact information, stocking stuffers and a list of links.


Russian-language e-mail discussion list about the LDS Church.

Suite 101: Mormonism

General site about Mormonism using Includes links to Mormon sites on the Internet, articles about Mormon subjects and discussion boards. While not as heavily promoted as, is nicer, not as heavily coded and its subjects are better organized.

Walking the Line Publications

New LDS publisher with three titles set for release in December; doctrinal works by author Kevan Clawson. Allows on-line ordering and includes back-cover information from each title.


Very extensive and visually appealing site arguing why prophets are crucial. Includes sections on Why Prophecy, Why Believe, Why Mormonism, Bible Prophecy, Human History and Science.


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