Your school website is by far your most important communications tool
It needs to be clear, easy to use and engaging. That’s why we build websites for schools that focus on the story you’re telling, ensuring your visitors can find the information they want, at the time they want, in a format that’s useful to them.
Making Sure Your Website Has What It Takes
It’s important to understand the factors that can make or break the effectiveness of your website. An unattractive or poorly constructed site will do more to hurt your school’s online reputation than to enhance it.
5 Essentials for a successful website
- It contains great content that is easy to read and understand
- Visitors can navigate easily and quickly to the content they need
- It looks professional and is visually appealing
- It functions correctly, with every component working as it should
- It has been configured technically to provide the best possible user experience
Far too often, schools get caught up in the excitement of building a new website and lose sight of its true purpose – communication. We won’t try to dazzle you with all manner of whistles and bells because we know that the best websites don’t need them. You need great content presented in an engaging format for you to convey the true spirit of your school community
Engage and Inform your Audience
That isn’t to say we won’t make your site look good too. We know that first impressions count, so we’ll make sure that your website not only looks great but works alongside your other promotional materials to present a coherent and considered communications strategy. One that engages and informs all sections of your audience, all year ‘round.
“The two words ‘information’ and ‘communication’ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.” Sydney J. Harris
Our sites are built using the excellent WordPress content management system. With WordPress, should you wish to refresh the look of your site in future, you don’t need to undertake a wholesale rebuilding of your site – you can just change the WordPress theme.
Great websites require outstanding design both in their look and how they function. Being able to strike a balance between strong visuals, fast load times and the flexibility add and update content is crucial for creating websites that capture and retain the interest of your visitors.
That is why we use only tried and tested WordPress components that offer top security, fast download speeds, are Google friendly and which are also easy to upgrade and maintain. All of this combines to give you a site that can be accessed easily across all platforms – from tablets and mobile phones to laptops and desktop computers – this is responsive website building.
The Benefits of Responsive Web Design:
- Highly flexible – one responsive website works on all devices, so only one site has to be created and maintained
- This is Google’s recommended configuration
- Can be a better return on investment since most responsive sites won’t need much future maintenance to comply with new browsers
Top Level Security for Your Website
We don’t want you to worry about your website security so we provide as standard a complete anti-virus and firewall package for your school’s website, including two-factor authentication and tools to help recover from being hacked.
Whether you require an all new website, or just a change of look for your current site, we create the best solution to meet your specific requirements.
We want your visitors to have the best possible user experience and that starts with being able to find you easily on the web. So we ensure that your site is an effective marketing tool – one that delivers effective search engine results and links up intelligently with your social media accounts
Contact us now to find out how we can work together and build a better website for your school
To find out more about how we can make your website stand out and to work with your school to improve your website communications, get in touch now by using the contact form below, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us now on 0151 601 3024.