Guest Blogger: Gina Beisel, Sr. Manager of Creative Services, Schoolwires
Smart web design is finding appropriate ways to display information. Endless possibilities exist. A common solution is image slideshows and sliders. Rotating slideshows are excellent for organizing content into an attractive interface that invites users in.
There are many reasons to use a rotating image slideshow. The slideshow is a universally known tool, and anyone who has used the Internet will know how to work a slideshow. Therefore, they are very usable and convenient.
Schoolwires supplies slideshows on most templates including our free standard templates. How does a school implement a slideshow for the most impact? We will cover how to make a good slideshow, and we will showcase good slideshows and content sliders.
Santa Ana Unified School District uses their slide show to highlight important initiatives, projects, and school participation in community activities, including the announcement of a fantastic new website! Take a look at the excellent use of the slider technique on their website. This is a very good use of the slider and is extremely convenient for Santa Ana’s community to learn more quickly.
Keeping your community informed. Agua Fria Union High School District uses their slideshow technology to announce awards, welcome new teachers, and talk about their mission. Schoolwires makes it easy. Agua Fria can upload images or link to videos; supply a title and caption making the maintenance of this important homepage feature effortless, but highly impactful. See their website to learn how to make your rotating image gallery work for you.
Wow Wake County! Wake County Public Schools System has a new bring your own device program. Parents and students had many concerns and questions. By featuring this program right on their homepage they have provided an easy and interactive way to field those questions. Go to their website to see how Wake County provides immediate answers to the most frequently asked questions, uses commenting to gather and answer additional questions, and reduces the number of phone calls from interest stakeholders because they can find the answers right online. How many phone calls and handouts does it take to communicate a new initiative? Wake County will never know!
Want to check out more districts and educational entities using rotating galleries very effectively? Here are a few sites we think you'll enjoy: