Danegrove Primary School Website
The old Danegrove website was dated, difficult to navigate, and extremely cluttered. We were tasked with the complete revamp of the website, starting from the ground up.
The current website was used by teachers, pupils, governors and parents, so we wanted to completely restructure and organise the content so that information is easy to locate and navigate for all of its users.
A dynamic scalable website, where multiple members of staff had log-in access and were able to update and maintain the site without the need of a developer.
With so much content, it was critical to figure out what was relevant and what wasn't. We then categorised this in sections that would best fit our user groups and began to build the new architecture of the site.
stemming from the site-map, we started wire-framing some of these pages to get a better understanding of exactly what was going to sit on each page.
We worked up four potential design options and discussed thoroughly what worked best for Danegrove. This included colour, photography, typography and graphic explorations. Once happy with a style, we went and created a full final design before moving into development.
Using Webflow, we were able to address all of the project deliverables without compromising any of the design.
It was a priority to get quality photography for the project, which is why we organised for a professional photographer to spend the day at the school, going into classrooms and lessons, encapsulating what it really means to be a pupil at the school.
We built out a colour palette around the schools core yellow and blue colours. This paired with the playful graphics and bespoke photography created a fun and vibrant feel, suitable for all it's users. Due to the vast amount of content on the site, we tried to keep things as modular as possible, enabling quick edits and familiarities between design components.
A school website is at the heart of everything it does and a valuable tool for getting information out there quickly. This is why we focused on ensuring the website was responsive, quick and extremely easy to navigate, especially on mobile devices.
We spent a lot of time ensuring that once complete, the website could be predominantly maintained and managed by the school. To smooth this process out, we made a 10 part video series, explaining in detail how to get the most out of the new website.
We used Webflow's powerful CMS system to create several dynamic pages that allowed staff to quickly and easily make changes to the site. Those dynamic content included; newsletter uploads, policy uploads, members of staff, maths videos, blogs, announcement boards and homework sheet uploads.
Danegrove has been making interactive video content for pupils to enjoy over the past year, so it seemed fitting to collate all of this and create the 'Maths Hub'. There are over 50 different videos, covering an assortment of different topics and languages, and is without a doubt one of the most popular pages of the website. As with everything, all videos can be added and edited through the Webflow CMS system.
"Rob was at all times polite, helpful, resourceful and engaging. He was able to provide his own artistic expertise and remains available for any additional resources needed."
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