Some of these features are standard for all our newly made sites, others are available on request at special rates.
All inessential details have been omitted, landmarks stand out more clearly, site is easier to find
Standard map for the same location (for comparison)
Note: 59 London Road (the business location) is very difficult to show and find on a standard map. <go to top>
Comparison of standard map and handcrafted map for the same location: to be inserted here <go to top>
Don't put your light under a bushel. Don't hide your efforts and your achievements. Let the local paper know about everything you do. Tell visitors to your website what the paper has written about you. Encourage pupils, parents and friends of the school by letting them enjoy the publicity of being 'in the papers' and on your web site. <go to top>
We now make all our classes pages 'flickable', i.e. you can get at each class not only from the menu, but you can also 'flick' the pages from class to class by clicking on the previous/next bar.
This is convenient for all visitors to your site. It will also help when you want to show your work systematically to Ofsted inspectors. All your work is quickly accessible, nothing can be forgotten, the amount of clicking and distraction is reduced to a minimum.
Our general aim is to make sure visitors can find quickly what they are looking, the don't miss any of the information on your site, the have to do as little clicking as possible, in brief 'Efficient Navigation'.
Examples: Flickable classes pages:
The website is used to display children's work. This
You can also have sound effects on your website.
Your newsletters announce not only what is about to happen during the next month and what have been doing during the past month, but, over a longer period of time (several years), they can also be a useful record of your cumulative achievements and over your long-term development.
It is therefore useful to send this information not only to your current parents but also to publish it on your website. Past newsletters can go into your website archive, and still be instantly available to all visitor to your site, past, present and future parents and children, Ofsted inspectors, casual visitors.
Newsletters on the website can therefore be part of your strategy for publicising your school. They help you to ensure that your long-term achievements are not overlooked.
If you ask us to maintain your website (keep it up-to-date), you can send us your newsletters by e-mail and we will put them on your site.
We present minutes in a way that is similar to Newsletters. These minutes are flickable. You can access them either from a Minutes Index Page or you can flick from one set of Minutes to the next, by using the previous / next bar.
A site map is an extension of the menu. It shows the visitor at a glance all the pages on your site. He does not have to guess underneath which menu button (and how many levels down) a certain page may be hidden. Most pages are only one click away from the Site Map.
Benefits of a site map:
All our recent web pages contain a down-arrow and an up-arrow , which enable the visitor to jump from top to bottom and from bottom to top of each page at one click. (standard)
All our recent websites (to be gradually extended also to our older websites) are designed in such a way that they work not only with Internet Explorer and not only with most recent versions of browser but also with other and older browsers, such as Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, Opera, etc. This increases the number of people who can view your web site without inconvenience and without hassle.
We make sure that our websites download quickly and that visitors are not delayed by distracting and frustrating gimmicks. The purpose of your website is not to show how smart we, the web designers, are, but to get the visitor as quickly as possible to the information you want him to see.
It also makes your website more accessible to search engines (e.g. Google) and therefore increases the number of people who can see what you have to say.
We also take care that our web sites can easily be accessed by speech browsers. These are programs used by visually handicapped people. They read out the texts contained on your website (computer voice) and give brief descriptions of the contents of images. We provide these in the form of 'alt-texts' for all images.
To ensure that we achieve these aims we have adopted a standard called "doctype HTML 4.01 strict" and validate our pages to meet this standard. This is now routine for all our new sites, and we are gradually upgrading older sites to this standard.
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This page has been validated and conforms to
the "HTML 4.01 Strict!" standard.