If you are having your school or day care website redesigned, we are sure you have had many suggestions on how to improve it. Usually there is a complaint that you do not keep it updated.
For a day care or school website design parents usually want to know about day to day activities, food menu and upcoming events. They also want to learn more about the teachers and have access to their email accounts. Of course, they want to know about the holidays, snow days and other rules and regulations.
Is your Website Unfriendly for a Mobile User?
Currently, 80% of users are surfing the internet with their mobile devices. A soccer mom on the go would most likely view a school website on their mobile phone. Our research indicates that parents are busy people and they usually access the school websites from their mobile device. Therefore, not having a mobile friendly website for a school or day care is a big mistake.
No Contact Page Directory on a School Web Design
Another area many school websites do not have is easy access to teachers contact information. Parents want easy access to phone numbers and emails of their children’s teachers. Not having an intuitive contact page and directory for a school website is a fatal mistake.
Not Having a Calendar on a School Website
Many school websites do not have a calendar of events on their website. If you are designing a school website, make sure to have a calendar. This is one of most visited page by the parents.
No menu on a School Website
If you have a day care website or a school website it is important to post the daily menu. Parents usually look at the menu before deciding whether they need to pack lunch for their children. Also children may be allergic to certain foods. Therefore, it is imperative for parents to know what is being served at school.
No Search on a School Website
School websites tend to have a lot of information. Therefore make sure you have a search function.
If you would like to have your school or day care website designed/redesigned, please give us a call at 800-657-5432 for a web consultation.