Many of our clients are mentioned in newspapers and magazine articles every day, but it’s rare to find an article which reviews and grades a client’s website. However, that’s exactly what happened this week, and we couldn’t be more pleased.
Our recent website redesign for the Piedmont School District website has garnered a great review from Ben Felder, News Editor, at Piedmonttoday.com. You can read the full article here: http://www.piedmonttoday.com/opinion/give-me-five-school-district%E2%80%99s-new-website/
Felder highlights 5 major points of the redesign in his article. I thought he made some terrific notations, and I wanted to share our professional thought process which created this unique web design. His (paraphrased) points are headlined in bold. My comments are in italics.
User Friendly: As one of the biggest attractors of new residents to Piedmont, the school district’s website is often the first place potential Piedmont parents go to find more information.
As web designers, ease of use becomes more challenging as the amount and diversity of information increases. We chose this style of navigation and information layout to increase ease and access for the growing school district.
Connection and familiarity: The ability to put a face with a name is huge in today’s Facebook world.
The website features profiles of staff and administration, including photos of their Board of education. All of these web features serve to place a face with a name, and