So you are looking for school website design ideas, this is where Pineapple Planet can help. Is your current website an under used resource for your students, parents and community? Is your website boring and doesn’t work correctly on mobile devices? Is your website hard to update by your staff? Then lucky for you, you have landed in the right place. When it comes to school website design ideas the team at Pineapple are the experts. We have designed for multiple industries so have huge knowledge and experience in designing a website that will suit the needs of your school.
The best school website design companies. A BIG statement! Let’s clear something up, firstly, there are many companies out there that will promise the earth but deliver a ‘clunky’ boring looking website that does not reflect your school or your ethos as educators. We are the opposite, we have 0ver 25 years experience building websites for schools both in Australia and the UK. From the very beginning we work with you to tailor your website achieve your goal and to engage and connect with your community with a website that is able to grow as you grow. The school’s we have worked with are testament to all of the above.
We have a seamless process and walk you through each stage, advising along the way to achieve the best result. It’s painless and simple. We will even integrate your social media accounts if needed and link to your mobile Apps such as Skoolbag, Schoolzine, FlexiBuzz, MailChimp or any other school communication App you may use that delivers information or your newsletter to the wider community.
We have a range of services that schools can benefit from such as graphic design, brand design, photography, video production and SEO. Some schools use all of our services, some use one, the key thing here is that we put the same time and effort into all of them to ensure you receive the best result.
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If needed a re-design of your current school brand to update and refresh your brand image. Plus, all your internal documents such as Merit Wards, and Stationery
The result is a highly functional responsive website that works on all mobile devices allowing families without computers to access all the latest news, events & information on their smart phones
A day’s photoshoot at your school not only to allow us to re-design and populate your website or communication material, but, to give you a bank of in excess of 250 images for you to use
The website content management system is easy to use for your office staff to change details or add information on your website. We conduct training on how to manage your site
We love a coffee, more work is done in a relaxed environment. We will come to you and train you on how to update your new website and be there when you need us
We meet with you and discuss what you need your new website to do for you. Invariably this is to provide information to parents about upcoming events and news and how we can best inform your parents, potential parents and community about your school.
We will quote on the project at hand whether it be all of our services or one of them. We realise that some schools do not need to be re-branded but will benefit from a photoshoot or graphic design work. We are happy to work with you on all or some of out services.
When you notify Pineapple Planet of what service you require we will invoice 50% of the cost to commence work. Final payment is on delivery, depending on the project at hand.
At this stage we will discuss what cannot be changed or can be. This is the discovery session as to what you think you need and what you actually need, both for branding (if needed) website structure or photographic needs. You will meet with the creative designer who will be the lead in your project, they will be your ‘go to’ for anything throughout and after your project.
It must be said at this stage that ‘we do not design for ourselves, we design for the user’. We are not interested in winning awards for what we do, we are more interested in winning a referral for a job well done.
If you decided to re-brand, we will present three designs with a rational behind each design along with our professional recommendation. Four amendments to the design are included in the quote.
If you required web development, we will present the new design for the home page and three internal pages for approval. Four amendments to the design are included in the quote. We will then send you a ‘site tree’ which is a schematic of the pages on the website.
If you required photography we will supply a ‘contact sheet’ of all photographs taken, then would require a list of images you would require image corrected. All images would be supplied to you for your own use royalty free.
At this stage we require you to a ‘bit of work’ by this we mean, we will supply you with the final ‘site tree’. We will then require you to write content for every part of that ‘site tree’. We are very knowledgeable but we cannot write with the passion you or your teachers have for your school.
While you are writing, we are building the framework for the website ready for all the text and picture content to by inserted. We build on our secure servers at this stage until the site is approved and we go live. At any stage you can see the progress of the site, we will supply you with a link to view.
When we are all happy that the website is working the way it should be, with all content correct we will work with you or for you to turn your website live. We will manage the domain name transfer and dealing with any technical organisations on your behalf, all we need form you is the login details to any domain name account we need. We are accustomed to dealing with the Department of Education and where they register domain names so can manage that aspect.
When you are live and all is working we then invoice the final amount.
Now this is the important bit. We are not a company that wants to keep control of your website, we want you to engage in the new, fantastic tool we have created for you. So, we will conduct a day training for the relevant staff that will be updating the website on a regular basis. This training session will allow them to update regular parts of the website easily and quickly. It isn’t hard!
Any major coding updates or structural changes will have to be done by one of our developers but the day to day running of the website can be done by internal staff.
We have been around for over 25 years. We are not going anywhere. We are not the A Team but … If you have a problem, if no one else can help, maybe you should call Pineapple Planet!
“As a new Independent Public School we were looking to update develop our branding and marketing of the school. Pineapple Planet was recommended to me by another school. Ian and the team at Pineapple Planet did a fantastic job upgrading our school logo, developing a website and creating a new, professional image for the school through letterheads, email signatures, certificate templates etc. We are extremely happy with our new school website. It is visually appealing , easy to navigate and provides our parents with a streamlined communication tool for accessing information about the school. Ian was great to work with. He kept us on track in providing all the information needed to build the website and responded promptly with any requests we had. I highly recommend Pineapple Planet as a creative, responsive company who seek to understand the client’s needs.”