Rutlish School website design and development
Rutlish is a comprehensive boys’ school, which has been successfully educating pupils for over a hundred years. They have a Specialist School Status in Mathematics and Computing, offering a broad and balanced curriculum. They wanted a website that would represent the school in the best way, along with all the achievements they have made.
Rutlish School needed an update to their current site. They were looking for a updated look and feel website with an easily accessible content management system to upload news and modify pages without the need for any code. A lot of the users of the site view from a mobile or tablet; so we created an easy way to navigate through the site using these devices. Along side the website, a Intranet page was requested, which would be the home screen for every computer in the school.
The site had to be re-designed from the ground up allowing for a new Content Management System (CMS) to be integrated within the design, the design was created with a responsive view in mind. The overall style of the site has been created to a clean simplified layout, allowing navigation of the pages to be as smooth and fluid as possible. We kept to the blue, white, purple and yellow colour scheme of the schools branding through the site.
We rebuild the whole website, which allowed us to integrate a new CMS technology through the site. We migrated all the current information from the old site and worked with the school to simplify the amount of information displayed through the site.
We noticed the site has a range of pages that are viewed more than others; we used this information to create a “Quick Links” area, which allowed easy access to the top pages of the site.
We designed and developed five different page templates, which allowed for different styles to be easily created by the person producing a new page on the site.
The site went live on the 14th July and has been well received by staff, student and parents. The site gets around 200 views per day, that figure has almost doubled since the site went live.