The Preschool

Website Design Refresh Ideas
update fonts, color palate, more white space
possibly highlight a school blog
home page redesign of layout
incorporate more photography + video
each page having a different image or image with text overlay in the top header area
refresh + modernize the design elements and layout where possible
create custom facebook social media icon
https://www.westminster.net/

Questions
• are there specific area you foresee using more images
• are there specific areas you want to incorporate the main video or video clips
• you mentioned wanting a blog, I noticed there is one, the News Section, do we want to feature that differently or in a way to highlight it as a blog

 



LOGO

         

Use the blocks and squares, bump it up to crisp, change the sub title font to be more readable, within the same font family, more crips, modern,

Palatino

80% black, I will go a little bit darker 

Logo : let’s talk about a high resolution export if it changes significantly


NEW COLOR PALATE BASE

desaturate these for block color areas. 


CURRENT FONTS

Currently two fonts are in use: a Title Font and a Secondary Font

Evolve the header font, and keep the body font. 


HOME PAGE

video + text overlay, way more modern, less kid looking
less about calendar + events, more about the schools story
text overlay ideas: Play, Grow, Love, Think, Engage

Notes: not crazy about ‘school news’ prefer it all to be in a blog, images showing
:: I don’t recco a side bar on the home page, it will throw it off, but I do think
reworking/modernizing how the recent posts/news is displayed would be good
and if we dedicate a new section to the BLOG then consider a side bar there

NOTES: 

evolve the blue to a new color
loose the slogan across the header
evolve the logo color to show over video
(do not copy westminister too closely, avoid direct exact)
MEDIA AREA
video throughout, video in the media box area, or images sliding
all styled with text overlay

BELOW HEADER AREA
3-4 or so highlight boxes

FOOTER
remove the story the school


SUB PAGES ELEMENTS + ICONS TO REFRESH

Things to look at…
the style of the content box, drop shadow with gold border
gold is used as a border on text boxes throughout
red is the background color on buttons throughout
green to gold is the hyperlink color pattern
sub pages have a background image in the header area, page title is overlaid

EVOLVE THE BUTTONS
explore using real wood blocks as the buttons
different shapes that are available in that set of blocks throughout the site
on sub pages design something to satisfy this space to keep it minimal with text overlay

BLOG
point to it from the home page boxes, possibly rearrange the layout of blog page to show recent posts differently


SPECIAL CONTENT BOXES AND ROLLOVER COLOR + FONT FOR HEADLINES 


LET’S LOOK AT THE CALENDAR PAGE
https://www.thepreschool.org/calendar/

NOTES
DON’T LIKE
block of colors
hide the address
have it shifted to the calendar view

 


FATAL LINKS
https://www.thepreschool.org/intentional-parenting-with-sissy-goff-david-thomas/
https://www.thepreschool.org/contact/  (( map not loading to any address ))