The future of school websites


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The future of school websites

  1. 1. THE FUTURE OF SCHOOL WEBSITES Marketing Meeting February 17, 2014
  2. 2. What we Have Today      Each school has an independent design No way of adding content on all schools instantly. Information is different for each school Not compatible on tablets and smartphones Difficult to add new web-technologies
  3. 3. What is Needed     Standardized design method Semi-standard content (academic, registration, contact, etc.) Multi-device compatibility Easy to upgrade
  4. 4. Introducing Bootstrap       The most popular front-end framework for developing web projects today. Uses a responsive design framework that works on all devices seamlessly. Is free to use for commercial and non-commercial Highly customizable. Uses the latest HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript languages. Compatible with EMSB web server technology.
  5. 5. How Bootstrap Works Bootstrap Framework Custom Design Override School Website
  6. 6. Bootstrap Responsive Design Desktop
  7. 7. Bootstrap Responsive Design Tablet Mobile
  8. 8. Semi-Standard content The Future of School Websites
  9. 9. Why do we need it?     Most schools do not have basic information about academic programs (QEP), bussing, registration, daycare and school services. These categories are standard for most to all of our schools. Ensure all schools have up-to-date and correct information. Important news and board-wide events are not always advertised on school websites
  10. 10. How do we do it? QEP Transportaion Registration Multiple School Websites EMSB News
  11. 11. Increased Communication  Important news and events that should be shared on school websites can be added to the home page easily.
  12. 12. Proposal The Future of School Websites
  13. 13. Proposal    Convert all school websites to bootstrap framework starting with the oldest. Apply generic designs to all schools first. Then arrange meetings with school administration to introduce a custom design.