We currently host our own "Front Page" based website which is cr@p, we are currently going through an amalgamation and going to use the opportunity to revamp(destroy and get a new one) it.
I am hopeless at web design and the IT co-ordinator has little interest. So who do you use to design/host your school websites?
If you want to retain complete control of your own site, and are happy to use FrontPage or Dreamweaver for HTML / CSS based stuff then there are plenty of sites out there giving you access to decent templates. I've used Website Templates for Dreamweaver, Frontpage, GoLive, and Flash - 4Templates.com in the past.
I've been toying with the idea of combining the main school website and Moodle together for some time (not quite ready to make the leap yet). I know there's also a lot of resources and positive comments on here for the EduJoomla package too (which I've briefly demo'd myself but couldn't really get to grips with)
I will draw something up for you probono, if you give me an idea of what you want (i.e logo here, menu here picture or some websites that you like)
PM me if your interested.
Also I use xilo.net to host the schools site (and mine)
Last edited by mossj; 22nd July 2009 at 06:49 PM.
We will be outsourcing our website, saving us a lot of trouble in my opinion.
Found a great local company,
Yellow Duck are one of the companies we're very confident about and can cater to your exact needs.
They can set up a nice joomla template and then hand over control to you if you haven't got much to spend, or they can do everything on your behalf.
But like others have said, if you have the time, go with joomla.
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Carl on here ( not sure of exact user ID ) but he does web hosting not sure about the design side
We do our own website internally and also host internally also.
As has been suggested a lot of people are now going down the Joomla route on here especially the edugeek theme.
As long as you have sufficient new content (which is generally the biggest problem), then you could probably have a new website up and running in no time with very little web coding if any required.
Use the Joomla package.
We used to use E4education who now have a CMS system. We now have our own Joomla site hosted internally.
Another vote for Joomla here... We host internally too now.
There are ready made templates available in Dreamweaver to use. To a professional they are obviously a dreamweaver template, but its a cheap option which you can do, or as everyone is saying; use Joomla.
I do ours and we host it internally ourselves, using Wolf CMS on Linux/Apache (new one, almost done).
Last edited by webman; 2nd September 2009 at 05:08 PM.
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