Are you looking for ways to improve your school website? The web design world moves so fast that it’s easy to fall behind the times and show signs of aging on your website. Keep in mind that often times your website is what provides the public with their first impression of your school. And we all know how important first impressions are! Have these ideas in mind when contemplating the future of your school website.
- Responsiveness – A responsive website responds to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation. As the user switches from their laptop to phone to tablet, the website should automatically switch to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting. A responsive design will allow your website to automatically adjust to fit any device.
- Keep it Simple – Visitors to your school website want to see clean design, easy navigation, and large, appealing images. All information should be accessible from the home page but not necessarily displayed there to prevent a chaotic look and feel. Consider whether each element or piece of content truly adds value to a visitor’s experience, if not you should remove it.
- Keep it Updated – Have your calendar, announcements and news clearly situated on your site, but more importantly keep them updated! Keeping your website up to date will improve communication among staff, teachers, parents, students and the community, create a good impression and enhance your search engine presence. Keep in mind that an out of date ‘Latest News’ section looks worse than not having one at all!
Whether you are exploring the opportunities of a Charter School, in the start-up or renewal petition process, or just looking to improve the quality and performance of your school, the experts at Charter CFO are here to guide you to success. Contact us today.