VLE & Other possibilities.
A primary school has been speaking to me about their website.
Currently it is built on Uniservity, where they are paying over £1000 per year. As a web developer, looking at ALL websites built on Uniservity, they are horrible:
- Built on HTML tables. Maybe 8 years old, and limits what can be done hugly.
- Usability is awful, extremely hard to do the most simple of things
- 3 column block layout, so you cant make a website look good
I could go on forever, but simple answer is: they donít want to pay 1k per year, for this system where they cant make a good website.
So my couple of questions:
> Other VLEs such a Moodle are open source, and have good documentation, however it seems a lot of work to build a new system on this, that they may not use to its full capability.
> Uniservity advertises this "Life" system of theirs, that seems a lot more up to date, with a good layout and different tools. However, when I email them asking about it, and why I see no other school with this, they simply wonít answer the question I ask (3 times now), however seem to drift away from the question, whatís this about? And why donít these schools have or know how to get this upgrade?
I'm considering proposing to build a static website, maybe built myself or using a CMS such as Wordpress. However, the two questions above have me unsure.