Whenever one of our account managers is asked for an example of a great school website, he always picks the same one, and it’s pretty easy to see why – Chandlers Field is a modern, professional-looking website that really shows off the capabilities of the School Jotter platform as well as the open, contemporary nature of the school itself.
The site is designed with clean, modern lines and a blue-tinted palette, and wouldn’t look out of place as the homepage for a major company. There are traditional Schooljotter hallmarks, of course, such as the “swoosh” wave effect at the bottom of the banner, but they’re given a distinctly modern twist. The large amount of space given to the slideshow gives the school a real chance to show off images and values.
Navigating the site is easy and fluid, with a combined approach on sub-pages of the navigation bar at the top and a menu bar to the left, providing permanent, breadcrumb-like access to all levels of the site’s hierarchy. Additionally, there’s some very nice transition effects on the homepage between the “Latest News” and “Calendar” tabs, making an economical use of the space and letting both the latest news and the calendar have pride of place.
In the seven months the site has been live, Chandlers Field has received a huge amount of praise from staff at Webanywhere and is frequently held up as an example of the flexibility of School Jotter’s primary school web designs, so we’re confident in naming them our School Jotter of the Week.