New District Website Layout – V6

This past friday, I launched the latest version of our District Website.  It is interactive, easier to navigate, and has the “WOW” factor with java and ajax technology.

After several months of planning and taking suggestions, we have launched a new District website layout.  The new website has a better navigation based on three main areas/functions:  School Information, Curriculum/Programs/Services, and District Administration.  The new navigation layout is a work in progress as we better organize the information on the site.

Directly from the homepage you are one click away from the information, which is clearly displayed without hidden links buried in drop-down menus.

There are also a few “wow” features such “Menu Dock” located at the bottom of every page with links to high traffic areas on our website such as Athletics, PTSA, iLearn, Board of Ed. etc..  Roll your mouse over them to enlarge the various icons to see the text.

More improvements are to come, but the shell of the new website is now “live”.

The website is designed for the next generation of browsers with a screen resolution of 1024×768.  The browsers that we tested this on are Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 6&7.  For IE6 I had to create several hacks and fixes since this browser doesn’t support any web standards properly.  Users should update to IE7 / Firefox for a better web experience.

Future plans include enhancements and additional information for the Curriculum and Programs areas and better organization of the links which will be ongoing.  This new design and layout will carry us through the next several years and was brought about by suggestions from parents and community as well as school administration.

I am really happy with the layout and feel we can do a lot with the new design because it is highly adaptable where I cannot see us being forced to change the layout to meet any future demands or additions to the website.

Enjoy the new site!

-Chris Kenniburg

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