Very hard… is the answer. Whilst building a website may be within the capabilities of many, building a well designed, interactive, accessible website that conforms to standards, has a high level of usability, is search engine friendly and that is integrated with a powerful yet easy-to-use content management system (CMS) requires in most cases not only a team of professionals, but a team of experienced professionals – experience ideally gained in producing websites especially for schools.
Building school websites is what we do, and have been doing for the last ten years . Not only do we have the experience and expertise to deliver the highest quality school websites, we do it to budget, on-time and with the minimum of fuss – offering value for money and saving a whole load of headaches along the way.
School Website Design & Development
School Website offers the experience and expertise to build you a first class website to put your school on pole position. Our mechanics, aka designers and developers are some of the most talented creatives and techies around. They are responsible for producing some of the most beautifully crafted, functional, intuitive and accessible websites on the internet and have the shiny trophies to prove it.
The design and development phase that we undertake is a truly personal one, where we take the time to get to know you and your school, the project requirements and features and functionality you need from the site. Every website we produce is different, a blank canvas, an opportunity to do something new and exciting.
Our project process encourages collaboration at every stage, merging your ideas with our technical knowledge, creativity and experience to produce an individual website for your school that not only looks like a Ferrari, but also performs like one (for a few quid less as well).
Content Management For Schools
What is a CMS I hear you ask? A content management system, or CMS, is a web-based application designed to make it easy for non-technical users to add, edit and manage a website.
Not only do content management systems help website users with content editing, they also take care of a lot of “behind the scenes” work such as:
- Automatically generate navigation elements
- Making content searchable and indexable
- Keeping track of users, their permissions and security settings
- Access to features such as galleries, blogs, podcasts, surveys and polls
And much, much more…
As with any technology, there are good ones, bad ones and dare we say absolutely terrible ones. Choosing the right CMS is therefore crucial to the overall success of your website, so seeing what each supplier has to offer with a full working demo is essential.
Now, we’re not going to get caught up in our own press by banging on about how much better our CMS is than everyone else’s. What we will say is that our CMS has been built specifically for the education sector. It is easy-to-use, feature rich and tremendously powerful. When we show you it, we know you’ll be impressed and we’re confident you’ll see it as the right solution for you and your school.