If you are responsible for managing your school website, you probably get regular “advice” as to how improvements can be made to it. You may also get complaints that perhaps isn’t up to date or difficulties that parents experience in finding something easily.
At NuSchools, we have a wealth of experience in the design of school websites and makeovers to make your School Website mobile friendly. We are acutely aware of how important it is not only to have the best graphics, layout and eye catching colours but also to ensure that the navigation and accessibility is perfect for parents and other visitors to find what they need with the least clicks possible.
As specialists in school website design, we understand how challenging it is to constantly update the site with new information that is easily accessible but there are other things that website managers need to take into account when considering a new school website or a redesign of an existing one. In this first of a series of blog posts we outline the most important issues to address.
More than 50% of visitors to your website will currently access it from their smartphones or tablets. A recent Google algorithm change has now made it a necessity, rather than an option, that websites are mobile friendly because if they are not, they won’t feature in mobile search results. But even if most of your visitors know your url, there is nothing more frustrating than trying to navigate your way around a school website that is impossible to view properly on mobile devices.
In addition, social media is an integral part of sharing information from your school website. If it is not responsive to networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Google + and Linkedin to name just a few that you might subscribe to, you can imagine how annoyed your audience is likely to be. With more schools committed to social media integration on mobile devices, it’s something your visitors expect.
Is a Mobile App Necessary?
Many schools have opted for a mobile app but it isn’t essential that you have one. A good design and a mobile friendly website can deliver all you need to keep your technology savvy visitors happy and more particularly provide them with what they accustomed to using.
If budget allows investment in your own school app, NuSchools can develop it for you, design a new mobile responsive school website or redesign. The choice is yours.
In addition we are able to manage your website if required including writing your content, together with launching and tracking social media campaigns. Contact us today for an informal chat about your school website design requirements.