We recently finished a new website for the South Bay Union School District. It’s a relatively small school district, but even so, with the District itself and its three schools, they needed essentially four websites in one.
The problem as presented was to offer a unified look and feel, and an easy way of presenting and maintaining content that was common across all four entities while also offering content that was specific to each. This could have been a major programming effort. But using our custom Drupal installation profile as a base, we were able to construct a system that satisfies this core specification without breaking the bank.
Another goal was to make the design simple and navigation clear and so that people can find get to the right information quickly.
A challenge came up midway through the project when we were informed the district will need to follow new American Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance standards. This entailed making a careful analysis of elements such as the menu system to be sure the site was structurally as compliant as possible. While we managed to do that, we continue to support them in bringing all of their content into compliance.