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Creating successful websites

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Creating successful school websites

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Creating successful websites

  1. 1. CREATING SUCCESSFUL WEBSITES
  2. 2. Be Aware: ensure that your content is up-to-date, relevant, organized, and professional Be Mobile: create and write for mobile Be Visual: use appropriate video and images sparingly Be Accessible: content needs to be available to all users
  3. 3. DO Have purpose. What do you want your users to do or learn while on your page? Pay attention to your audience or user experience. Use descriptive headers to break up sections. Make it easy to contact you, find forms, assignments, drive family engagement.
  4. 4. Use too many words. Give people what they are looking for right away. Clutter your site. Use too many different font styles or colors. Use textured or image backgrounds and animations. DON’T
  5. 5. CONSIDERATIONS Does your website answer the most common questions parents or community members call you about? Does your website appeal to all visitors, is it easy to navigate and intuit where to find essential information? Do you frequently update school news, events, and other important time-sensitive information? Do you make sure that all outdated content is removed from your site? Is your site mobile friendly, does it function correctly and look good across all devices?
  6. 6. REMINDERS No matter the platform you use, you must adhere to APS website standards: Content must be accessible Photos need to be permissioned Best practices utilized Review Web Team’s site for resources or to contact us for questions

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