Millfield Baptist Church

This parish is located in rural Southampton County, Virginia which, until recently, had only dial-up Internet service.

This is an historic congregation—having been around for over 170 years—but it is also an active fellowship seeking to serve the residents of Southampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight, and Surry counties. Some members' families have lived on the same land nearby for generations. Others moved here much more recently. Some farm the land around the church while others commute to jobs in Suffolk, Chesapeake, and Newport News.

One of the unique things affecting the design, development, and deployment of this Website is that neither broadband cable nor fiber-optic Internet connections are available within the county. Therefore, the initial Website was hand-coded (XHTML 1.0 Transitional, CSS 1.0) so that it is easily and quickly opened by visitors who are restricted to dial-up connections. Subsequently, Verizon implemented DSL/ADSL in the county.

In 2011, I rebuilt the Millfield Baptist Church Website using the Joomla content management system and trained the site administrator and Webmaster in its use. This makes the Website very affordable to the congregation.

Millfield Baptist Church

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