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what makes a higher ed site get results

Modern digital tools and websites have helped to bring the higher education sector into the future. In fact, a website is often the most important tool for an educational organization, whether it be to disseminate information or host online learning modules. Are you looking to redevelop or even start developing a new higher education website? Good news, the Cheeky Monkey team is sharing some important tips on how you can ensure your education website will get results.

 

Responsive Design for All Device Types

Modern education is dominated by a whole range of device types. Users will want to access your website’s content using mobile devices, laptops, desktops and tablets, which is why it is so important to focus on full device responsiveness for your site. If your website doesn’t display properly on certain device types you will be actively restricting your potential audience and desired website results. Focus on developing your website to work across all of the primary device types to boost your results.

 

Keep User Navigation and Experience Simple

Learning new concepts and ideas can be hard enough, so there is no reason to make your students’ or other stakeholder’s experience more difficult with a confusing website. To get the intended results for your website, it’s crucial to keep user navigation simple so that visitors can focus on the learning materials. There are a number of ways you can achieve this, starting with the overall site design. Keeping the overall site design uncomplicated, with a number of useful features like search functionality, will maximize your site’s user experience and help you to generate results.

 

Don’t Forget About Accessibility

Never before has inclusivity been a core expectation within the educational sector, and it is an equally important element of educational websites. The best way to achieve a good Accessibility score is to focus on your site’s accessibility features. By implementing the right features you will not only be promoting inclusivity, but you will also be expanding the potential audience and viewership for your education website.

Here are a few quick tips on how you can improve the accessibility of your education website:

  • Always add alt text to your images and videos
  • Implement easy-to-use navigation options 
  • Avoid overly technical language and jargon 
  • Include language translation features
  • Add audio description features

 

To make sure you’ve met all the accessibility guidelines on your website, you can always check the official Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) site.

 

Need an Education Website? Contact our bunch!

If you want an education website that ticks all the boxes and gets real results, we suggest talking with professional, experienced web developers at Cheeky Monkey Media. Ease the  pressure of your web project and let our web experts take care of the details for you. We design and develop education websites that work across all device types with full responsiveness, feature simple intuitive navigation and include full accessibility requirements. Get in touch with the Cheeky Monkey Media web development team now.