Create a School Website - Part 5: Practical Suggestions - Design, Usability and PupilsA userfriendly school website is particularly important: Every visitor should very easily find the way on the school website. Without a userfriendly school website design the visitors will be aware of the school badly.
3. Design and Usability:
A userfriendly school website is particularly important: Every visitor should very easily find the way on the school website. Without a userfriendly school website design the visitors will be aware of the school badly. It must be taken of special care on that the visitor doesn't have to wonder again and again how the web page works or what hides behind a link. The fewer questions the visitor aks himself, the better he will like the school website. Through this, a userfriendly school website also creates confidence in the school. Again and again, to reach this, the school website must be tested. This is best done by noninvolved persons. The questions and problems, which these persons have must be be cleared.
In principle, pupils should be if possible often and in as many areas as possible integrated at the design of the school website. To what extent this can be realized, on the one hand, is due to the possibilities of the collaborating pupils, on the other hand it is also due to the promotion of the pupils. A primary pupil surely can take over less tasks than an upper school pupil. But pupils of the same school form and the same age group can develop very different skills by being led up to tasks and getting to know gradually new tasks specifically.
For example, a pupil learns the picture optimization for the Internet first while another first optimizes the structure of a section and then coordinates the structuring of the complete school website after some experience. Thus gradually more and more responsibility can be transferred to the pupils. The pupils should be in every school in the centre, the school website also therefore should offer as many concrete offers as possible for pupils.