IT 12: Website Critiquing Project Michael Worsley Rohan Parikh
Outline What we like on SGS website. What we like on SMUS website. What we dislike on SGS website. What we dislike on SMUS website. What works on SGS website. What doesn’t work on SGS website. What should be improved ASAP. How we want to improve it.
What We Like On Our Site Frequently used updated links straight on the home page (Term 1 game sign up). New Headmaster’s welcome. Art Gallery. Social Media.
What We Like On St. Michael’s Site Updated pictures of the new school year. Easy to navigate Lots of social media (YouTube, blogs, etc.)
What We Dislike On Our Site Poorly edited photos Viewing graduation requirements forces login. frequently asked questions page Old Photos (same ones for 4 years).
What We Dislike on St. Michaels Site Annoying side menu follows you down the page. Ugly background colour. Very small layout Unused space
What Works On Our Site Easy navigation menus and a search link. If you are looking for anything in particular, the website has appropriate headings that lets you easily find what your searching for. Comprehensive Calendar Shows significant days (date, location, time) Fast – not long waiting periods.
What Doesn’t Work On Our Site Boring, the website does not catch our eye and there is nothing unique about it. It has also been the exact same for several years. Not original. The website follows a template that is very similar to many other independent schools within BC. The menu headings and slideshow of WPGA are almost identical to our website.
What Should Be Improved ASAP Graphical problems that are currently present on the website. There have been the same pictures up for years and most of the students have already graduated. The head of boarding listed on the website was the 2009-2010 head.
What would you do to improve it? Provide website administrators with recent photos to import into the site. Follow a procedure, where photos are viewed the next year during the same term the photo was taken. Meaning a 2009 Hockey Photo should be viewed during Term 2 of the 2010 year. This gives the viewers an idea of what to expect from the programs.
Example The date is May 14, 2010 (Term 3) In respect to the date, this picture is appropriate because it shows us rugby and ultimate, which are term 3 sports.