Internet: Business Websites Abound
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- The number of business websites oriented to LDS
Church members and selling a wide variety of products and services
continues to grow rapidly. The sites below sell everything from
clothing and ctr rings to music, art and homeschooling resources. And
surprisingly, many of the sites are very attractive and fairly well
designed. The best of the group are the dating websites, LDSplanet
and Saints2Saints, and the most disappointing is LDSArt.com
LDS dating services themselves have exploded, with more than a dozen
available providing very similar services. Saints2Saints tries to
break out of this mold by not only offering unique features, but also
by offering free websites to organizations and links to a variety of
Of the websites reviewed this week, LDSArt.com is probably the most
disappointing, mainly for its incompatibility. While the site, when
you can see it, is very attractive, and fairly well organized, it
crashed my version of Netscape repeatedly, yet doesn't indicate
anywhere on the site that it requires anything different. And when it
did display, there were sometimes problems with scrolling and with
seeing the entire page.
Newly Listed Mormon Websites:
Florida-based LDS clothing and accessories manufacturer. Sells
wedding dresses, temple clothing and accessories, LDS theme neckware
and LDS theme accessories. Site features e-commerce ordering.
CTR Ring-only online store using the 1on1.net store engine. While
includes e-commerce ordering, the site is difficult to navigate.
Includes many designs and related products.
Emerald Bay Records
Nascent record label which is apparently looking for artists.
Includes information on recording contracts, suggesting that
mainstream labels don't support musicians as they should.
Latter-day Family Resources
Extensive site featuring crafts and products for LDS Homeschoolers.
In addition to the store's catalog, site includes discussion boards,
a curriculum guide and articles on homeschooling topics.
LDS Art Online Art Gallery
Attractive site for the Repartee Art Gallery featuring the work of 24
LDS painters. Heavily marred by its incompatibility with Netscape
Nicely-designed LDS dating service website that includes event
listings, video and audio greetings, picture personals, eCards and
All-in-one site for missionary goods and services. Includes clothing,
accessories, and services presented in a nicely-designed but
Notable Personal History &Journal Software
Nicely designed website for journal software, including an LDS
edition. Includes reviews, on-line ordering (including ability to
download the software), FAQs and technical support.
More than another dating site, Saints2Saints tries to help
individuals and groups connect with each other. Includes links to LDS
resources, personal websites for singles, free organization websites,
Calendars, tours, workshops, and newsletters.
Threads of Joy
Manufacturer of handmade children's clothing. Allows electronic ordering.