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    Quote Originally Posted by pritchardavid View Post
    Ours is on Wordpress atm. www.theockendonacademy.com
    "Error... this website requires you to install the microsoft windows media player plugin"

    FAIL
    Last edited by zag; 9th May 2012 at 09:44 AM.

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    Yes it is the paradise theme.

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    Would I be able to get some feedback on my current development.

    http://new.ashtonpark.net

    Thanks,

    Ross
    Last edited by Rozzer; 9th May 2012 at 10:36 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rozzer View Post
    Would I be able to get some feedback on my current development.

    Ashton Park School | Foundation School and Specialist sports college

    Thanks,

    Ross
    I'm not a fan of how the breadcrumb is at the very top of the site then the main navigation is so far down the page.

    If I'm completely honest though I prefer your current website at Home » Ashton Park School.

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    Ignore the breadcrumb thats a test at the mo.

    Our current website is managed externally and running on jshop and offers no way of customising it ourself.

    Also the navigation is terrible on our current website. Compared to the new one its a lot easier to get to where you want to go.

    Ross
    Last edited by Rozzer; 9th May 2012 at 10:45 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSapseid View Post
    My site is on Wordpress The Academy, Selsey
    @DSapseid I dont know if its just me but IMO the scrolling images move way too fast. I was trying to read the text and about 3 words in, it went to the next picture.

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    Ours is Wordpress Brighouse High School » Official Website of Brighouse High School Find it really easy to use and the CMS is brilliant, however still lacking information off some of the departments so information isnt always up to date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    "Error... this website requires you to install the microsoft windows media player plugin"

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    Gussing your not using IE then?

    Thats all we support in school, so havent made sure everything works in other browsers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    "Error... this website requires you to install the microsoft windows media player plugin"

    FAIL
    Harsh, but you're right - it is a fail.

    If you're developing for the web, everything should be browser-agnostic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pritchardavid View Post
    Gussing your not using IE then?

    Thats all we support in school, so havent made sure everything works in other browsers.
    Even if IE is all you use in-school, making a website compatible for other browsers is absolutely essential, the only exception I'd understand is for an intranet, where it's only viewed within the building and so the only *necessary* browser is the one you primarily use and support internally.

    You have to consider that internally, your audience is likely to be very small indeed. I know that here, the website is visited only a handful of times during the day from within the school itself. Our primary audience are parents and potential students, of which use a variety of browsers. My web stats for last month show that IE accounts for 53.7% of visitors' browsers. While that's high, it's only half of everyone who visits. That means it's essential for me to ensure that our website is viewable on as many browsers as possible.
    The time that the most visits occur are around 8am and 6pm.

    We only use IE within school, too, but it's a severe oversight to limit yourself just to it because you "don't support" others internally. Your potential customers are likely to be put off if they can't even access your website for information. Considering that pupils = money, that should be something to consider indeed.
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