School Website Design Inspiration - vol. 5

Below we'll take a look at four new school websites that are great guides for anyone looking for new design ideas. It's important to recognize that 'design' here isn't just the aesthetic appearance, but also how the parts of the site fit together to tell a cohesive, clear message to visitors. Or, put much more eloquently by the kind of design himself:

"Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works."

- Steve Jobs

Morley Stanwood Community Schools

There’s a lot going on at Morley Stanwood Community Schools (just check out their website!), so they knew it was important for their community to be able to access important information and updates on the go. By launching a brand new app concurrently with the website redesign, Morley Stanwood is able to take advantage of the seamless integration; showing App News Posts on the website via the App RSS feed.

If you’re not careful, it’s easy for a website to get weighed down with old and out of date content. By updating the sites navigation using the Kapok template and weeding out old content, the new Morely Stanwood site has never been more inviting or easier to use. The Foxbright CMS puts the power and control back in the hands of the administrators who are using the website on a day-to-day basis.

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Comstock Park Public Schools 

Comstock Park Public Schools is a great example of how small changes can go a long way! By keeping the same Juniper template but changing how they were using it, Comstock was able to create a refreshed and revamped feel to their website without needing to do a total overhaul. Incorporating their brand’s colors more intuitively, choosing to forgo their standard header for a simpler approach, and adjusting the content area to take up less space they successfully shifted their website to more subtle and understated vibe that matched their design goals. 

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Addison Community Schools

You know the old saying about giving a man a fish or teaching a man how to fish? Well, here at Foxbright we can do both! A great example of the flexibility of design options and ease of use is the Addison Community Schools. After a quick 2 hour training session, Addison Schools was able to craft a sleek new website that seamlessly integrated the school owned Panther Radio station. It’s impossible to be out of range now, so keep your website-dial locked to WQAR-LP to listen to some classic hits in a brand new way. 

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Tri Country Area Schools

Tri Country Area Schools is a long time collaborator with Foxbright, and their third design with us is looking better than ever! Taking full advantage of Kapok’s flexible template settings, Tri Country has created uniquely shaped visual spotlights for their brand. By choosing to include the “summaries” in the fly-up feature, Tri Country lets the most up to date information greet you on the homepage without minimal clicking and scrolling.

By also opting for the custom Foxbright Mobile App, the school is taking full advantage of the easily syncing push notifications to app users with the website. This consistency across platforms is easy to achieve from an administrative perspective and goes a long way to promote community engagement in the district. 

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St. Johns Public Schools

The redesign of the St. Johns Public School website is a real testament to the flexibility of Foxbright’s templates. By using core structural elements of its Juniper template but borrowing the classy horizontal stylings from Kapok, St. Johns was able to use the Foxbright templates as a jumping off point in pursuit of their dream website. The results speak for themselves!

The strong and dynamic red and black color palette of the school’s colors pop beautifully. Additionally, the new “Building List” feature at the bottom of the homepage means quickly locating the contact information for a specific building has never been easier. This is a standard feature that is must-have for any client that is struggling with easily displaying information for multiple locations. 

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More Templates worth exploring:

Lotus Foxbright Template  Juniper Foxbright Template Feature Magnolia Foxbright Template Feature

What Foxbright Clients Say

- Blissfield Community Schools "We have used Foxbright for almost 9 years now and have had a great working relationship with them. Responses are always quick and courteous."
- Blissfield Community Schools "We recently did a redesign of our website and we are so pleased with the new web interface. Their interface is easy to use and intuitive. Foxbright continues to keep up with the trends and over the past 9 years there have been many new features and functions."
- Byron Center Public Schools "We are very happy with this organization. They are great to work with! Sharp group of professionals and always helpful."
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- Kent ISD “Foxbright is a technology company that knows how to communicate, rather than a communication company that dabbles in technology.”
- Muskegon Area ISD "We been very satisfied with the quality and flexibility of Foxbright's CMS. We continue to enjoy a positive and creative partnership with Foxbright and look forward to implementing new features."
- Saline Schools "When any issue comes up, the Foxbright support team is only an email or phone call away. They always respond very quickly to the issues which wasn't our experience with our last website vendor."
- Saline Schools "The PD yesterday was awesome! The hybrid you did for us was great. It was short, quick and covered the areas we wanted to in a short time. Thank you for being flexible and rolling with our PD style yesterday. Excited to be ADA compliant."
- Southfield Public Schools "It has been a joy and a pleasure to work with Foxbright because they are such a responsive company."
- Vicksburg Community Schools "Our Head of Technology and I both marveled at how thorough, seamless, simple, and cost-efficient the site transfer process was last Fall and at how easy it is to maintain and change the site to fit our needs. Thank you for all you do to help us look good!"
- Wayland Union Schools "Our experience in working with Foxbright to create the new website was wonderful from start to finish. We finished the project under schedule and our parents, staff and community are happy with the new site."