Don’t Let Your Website Look Like This

Last week I came across this gem of a website, which reminded me of the sites I used to make in the late 90’s by coding HTML straight into a Notepad file. (Confession: my first attempt at a website, as a middle schooler, was a fan site for The X-Files. Later came the site for my high school rock band. Sorry, neither are still online.)

School websites occasionally suffer from outdated design, but most of the time the problem is outdated information:

πŸ‘Ž “Upcoming” events that happened last month

πŸ‘Ž Lists of high school clubs from two years ago

πŸ‘Ž An old version of the parent-student handbook

πŸ‘Ž Bios of staff members that haven’t been updated for five years

πŸ‘Ž Promotional photos featuring present-day 12th graders–taken when they were in 7th grade

πŸ‘Ž Old pages that were supposedly removed, but still show up in Google searches (I recently saw one for a head of school who had left that school years ago)

Our goal at Paideia Graphic Design is to help schools look their best online and in print. Sometimes that means creating a beautifully-designed brochure or website; at other times, it simply means helping busy administrators keep track of all the information on their website and making sure everything stays up-to-date.

And if, somehow, your site still has animated GIFs from the 90’s on the homepage, we can help with that problem, too…