COVID-19 has caused many businesses, including my own, to pivot unexpectedly. One of them is my long-standing client, CrossWord Christian Church in Moreno Valley, CA. When the governor of California shut down operations statewide, faith institutions were affected which caused many to pivot immediately to fully online.
I was asked to create an online experience that would be immersive, interactive, and easy to access. This project required me to obtain the domain CrossWordChurch.tv per my client’s request and build an online campus from scratch using the Pro framework. CrossWord utilizes BoxCast for streaming so I obtained a static embed code for use on this site. I incorporated a chat box for parishioners to be able to fellowship virtually during services. I also took the existing logo and made it look like a video camera as a nod to the online streaming and to keep things fun. The site has the ability to embed a PDF so parishioners can follow along without having to hop around from window to window.
On the backend I had to connect the site to the client’s CDN in order to keep up with the 1,000+ individuals logging on each Sunday. Without it, the site received database connection errors. Since the CDN has been activated, no issues with overload have been reported.
I’m glad I was able to pivot and turn this site around in TWO DAYS for my client!