Just a quick question. My new website goes live very soon and I was wondering what your thoughts are on the order of my pages? I have a navigation bar down one side with the following pages and I'm trying to think of what information needs to be more at the top:
Home About looneytune Times & Fees Facilities & Activities Meals Before/After School Club School Holiday Club Qualifications Experience References Ofsted Inspection Reports Photo Gallery What's New Early Years Foundation Stafe Overnight Care Babysitting
I'd love to hear from parents as I'd like to know what information is more important to you?
Any help would be fab
p.s. i also have vacancies, policies & procedures etc. but these are at the bottom of the page.
Cheers for that. I'm thinking of putting the Vacanices page on the navigation bar now as they've put it along the bottom of the home page with policies/procedures and useful links and I personally think it's key info isn't it.
Right, what about the rest? Anyone fancy numbering in order of importance?
I fancy re-doing mine, it's looking a bit tired now. But I was thinking about putting Vacancies / Fees on the top or in quite big sort of box kind of things so they are very visable. then a contact us thing, and the stuff down the side similar to what you have put on and then a whats on locally bit and a links page for family related stuff.
Well I did my own when I started but this one has been built by a mindees' parents company. I'm not paying and I've got an absolute bargain as this sort of site would have cost thousands so I don't want to tell them to change little pidly bits like this. I've got a system to use for updating bits myself and I just want to get the order right
atwork - hiya Thanks for that, good luck with your changes
I would be inclined to have a text description of how many vacancies you have at the top of the index.html page... as well as having the vacancies tab in the left navigation. That way, when you have vacancies to fill you can highlight that... and when you are full, don't show the vacancies text on the home page. The vacancies text should also be clickable, taking a visitor to the vacancies page so they can find out more info.
For example... have as first line of main displayed text (so after all headings and the such):
Vacancies: 1 x Age 2-4, 1 x Before & After-School
Is that possible to do on your new website content management system?
Nick - I can't add it to the top as such as the Home page design is one bit and the content I can manage is the text underneath that. As vacancies can be quite complicated at times, I think I'll stick with it just being on the vacancies page