District Unveils Prototype of New Website
New site promises to be cleaner and easier to navigate.
The Board of Education unveiled a prototype of the the district's website at Thursday's workshop meeting.
The present crowded, maroon interface will be replaced by one that Supervisor of Technolgy Doug Orr said is cleaner and easier to navigate.
The new site, which will resemble the individual websites currently used by Summit schools, will feature a blog format, sidebar sections for recent news and archived postings, and a link bar at the top that connects with school sites.
Orr added that young artists in schools will be asked to submit drawings similar to Google Doodles (the tiny pieces of art the Internet search engine uses on holidays) to enliven the district's main page.
"It's a way to include students in the website upgrade and make them feel part of it," Orr said.
The site will also present visitors with a brief survey so that they can share feedback.
The plan is for the refurbished website to go live by the end of summer at the latest.