It's really, really hard to make sites for primary schools. They like Comic Sans, I don't…
5 months ago
If you fail to educate people, including kids, about why it's best to have clean, clear typefaces then they'll never know.
@Seth Warburton Out of interest, what sort of school is this for? (Primary/Secondary/College?)
It's for a Primary. My view is that the primary consumers of the content are adults, so it has to work for them first and foremost. So, I want to focus on the basics of delivering content efficiently, it doesn't have to be 'fun' IMO, it does have to work.
I'm expecting some resistance of course :D
I ask mainly because it's quite a corporate look and I do get the thinking but as I found when visiting my sons (he's 4 1/2) new school for his transition day to Junior&Infant school, a lot of the school stuff is designed with the kids (for example, the school logo is one of the kids drawings of the school bell).
Of course there's a certain level of "amateurism" there, but I think it's easy to push all that aside in search of an uber-clean aesthetic.
Speaking as a designer and a parent who's child is moving up to junior/primary school in a couple of months, and where the school like many make almost exclusive use of Comic Sans, I have to say that little things like the school bell drawing by a pupil as a logo are to me quite endearing :)
I'd be interested to know what sort of font choices kids actually like if they're involved in and allowed some freedom to be kids and choose stuff they simply like the look of.
It's the font choices that wind me up mostly. I see Comic Sans as fugly, not fun. Every Primary school site I've seen has been hideous, unfortunately.
I just don't think, as a website of this type is ever used by the kids, it should be built along the same lines as the class rooms would be decorated.
At the same stage here, my son 4.5 went for his second visit to his school (where my 6yr old daughter goes) today and I love that everything is built for kids there, but as a parent I want a website to be built to appeal to me.
I'd really like to see what sort of choices kids made, that would be very revealing indeed.
Really, appreciate the feedback @James Young, I'll let you know how it turns out!
Defo let me know if you do any further research, be fascinating!
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