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Good web design, with its unique look, feel and functionality, is what brings a website to life. It’s what makes visitors want to click around and even bookmark the site for return visits. As our web designers and developers will tell you, there is a lot to consider when creating a website. For starters, there are factors like a company’s brand, usability considerations, appearance, color scheme, image compression, functionality, browser compatibility, screen resolution, mobile compatibility, navigation and website architecture. Then there are things like search engine optimization, e-commerce, hosting requirements, coding, content management and the like. All these factors must be brought together into one cohesive website design. But it is these six web design best practices that are essential for creating a great website.

Compelling Layout Design: An attractive layout design catches the attention of visitors and maintains it. It’s what keeps visitors exploring further into the website.
Balanced Use Color, Graphics, and Multimedia: web design can go very wrong with too much color, mismatched color combinations and too many interactive features.
Well Organized Content: it is the content that keeps them around. A web design can look great, but unless it  presents content in an inviting manner, it is meaningless.
Navigation: Without navigation and ease of its accessibility, a web design is just a pretty page. Navigation acts as a map, directing visitors through the site based on their interests.
Maintenance: All schools undergo a wide variety of institutional changes during the course of a school year. Your website must keep up and reflect these changes on a constant basis.
Good Overall Functionality: A great website encompasses all of the above five best practices plus sound functionality. At the most basic level, functionality means all internal and external hyperlinks work, It must work perfectly and look great.


 The Corcoran Team is comprised of retired Boston Public School Computer Education    Teachers. We know schools, we know technology and we know web design. We have the  time and the experience to work with you every step of the way to create a world class  website that will showcase your school's character. Together we can make it happen.

                                           We want you to be you, only better"