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Good Shepherd Lutheran School Para Vista

digital website design, user experience (UX) research, Technical SEO, mobile responsiviness, social media platforms, user engagement, content management system (CMS)

Building a User-Friendly and Engaging Website

At Boylen, we understand the pivotal role a school’s website plays in its online presence. For Good Shepherd Lutheran School Para Vista, having a vibrant and user-friendly website was essential for effective communication with both current and prospective families. To achieve this, we collaborated closely with the school to build a site that embodies their values and fulfills the needs of their community.

Introduction to Good Shepherd Lutheran School Para Vista

Established in 1981, Good Shepherd Lutheran School Para Vista is a thriving educational institution offering early learning to Year 6 education. With a managed enrolment of approximately 520 students, the school provides a dynamic and tailored educational experience through both single and multi-age classes.

Introduction to Good Shepherd Lutheran School Para Vista

Established in 1981, Good Shepherd Lutheran School Para Vista is a thriving educational institution offering early learning to Year 6 education. With a managed enrolment of approximately 520 students, the school provides a dynamic and tailored educational experience through both single and multi-age classes.

Project Challenges

Before the redesign, the school’s website faced several critical issues. The design and user interface were outdated, making it difficult for users to navigate the site. There were significant challenges in terms of mobile responsiveness, as the website did not function well on smartphones and tablets. Additionally, the content management system (CMS) was inefficient, leading to content bloat and difficulty in updating information. The lack of integration with social media and other communication tools further weakened the school’s online presence and brand recognition.

Project Objectives

Our primary objectives for the new website were to create a modern, visually appealing design that reflects the branding and ethos of Good Shepherd Lutheran School Para Vista. We aimed to improve user experience through intuitive navigation and enhanced mobile responsiveness. Additionally, we sought to implement an easy-to-manage CMS and ensure seamless integration with social media platforms and school communication tools.

Why Boylen Was Chosen

After a thorough selection process, Good Shepherd Lutheran School Para Vista chose us for our expertise in education websites and our commitment to understanding their unique needs. Our portfolio demonstrated a strong ability to blend functionality with aesthetic appeal, making us the ideal partner for this project.

Development Process

Discovery and Planning

We began with a comprehensive discovery phase, involving meetings with the school’s leadership team and stakeholders to understand their requirements, goals, and the school’s ethos. This phase included a comprehensive briefing interview, user experience (UX) research, and competitor analysis. These steps were crucial in laying the foundation for a website that would meet all of the school’s needs.

Design and Prototyping

In the design phase, our focus was on creating a visually appealing and user-friendly interface. We developed a modern, clean layout complemented by custom graphics and new photography that showcased school life. Ensuring a responsive design for mobile and tablet users was also a priority, as this would greatly enhance accessibility and user experience across all devices.

Development and Integration

During the development phase, we utilized a robust CMS to ensure efficient content management. We integrated best practice in-built technical SEO to enhance search engine visibility. We improved user experience by creating clear pathways for each target audience, leading to prominent calls to action. Security features were enhanced to protect user data, and we streamlined the inquiry process by overhauling current forms to increase the completion rate. Additionally, we implemented an auto-translate feature for the entire site, making it accessible in over 130 languages to cater to a diverse audience.

Testing and Launch

Before the official launch, the website underwent rigorous testing to ensure functionality across all devices and browsers. We worked closely with the school to refine the site based on staff-parent feedback, ensuring that the final product met all expectations and requirements.

We worked closely with the school to refine the site based on staff-parent feedback.

Results and Impact

The new website has significantly improved the school’s online presence. User engagement has increased, and there has been a notable rise in form submissions. The feedback from parents and staff has been overwhelmingly positive. Simplified content updates and management have made it easier for the school to keep the website current, and better communication has been achieved through the integrated tools and social media features.

Conclusion

Partnering with Good Shepherd Lutheran School Para Vista has been a transformative experience for us at Boylen. The new website not only meets but exceeds their expectations, leveling up their online presence and providing a dynamic platform that supports their mission and enhances their connection with the wider community.

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