Denton ISD unveils revamped website

Denton ISD unveiled its first website redesign in five years, Monday, March 9,2015.

Denton ISD unveiled its first website redesign in five years, Monday, March 9,2015.

Denton ISD has a virtual new look.

Earlier today, the district launched a new website design that it’s been working toward the entire school year, according to spokesman Mario Zavala. It’s the district’s first redesign to www.dentonisd.org in five years, he said.

“You need to find more ways and new ways to give your users access to information more easily, and I think we’re doing that with this new design,” Zavala said. “Overall I think it’s going to be a better experience for our users.”

He said no information is changing on the website. Families will still be able to find the essentials like lunch menus and school calendars but more easily and with fewer clicks to access information.

“The biggest need we saw was for a responsive template,” Zavala said. “What that entails is the new web design adjusts to your screen size. The information is accessible easily from all formats.”

Additionally, Denton ISD intends to release an application compatible for Android and iPhone devices, according to a statement Denton ISD released on its website.

Zavala said the new design is constantly in an updating phase, and that district officials will be working to fix glitches as they arise.

Website visitors can expect a new look to individual campus website pages before the end of the school year, he said.

“School websites will be transitioned to the new design on a rolling basis, beginning with elementary and early childhood schools, followed by secondary and alternative schools. The new design isn’t being implemented at once to ensure proper compatibility with content,” according to the district statement.  “As the district transitions websites to the new layout, some modifications – such as accent colors and content sizes – may be tweaked as visitors are viewing the site. All content will remain accessible, however. A small amount of non-essential content – such as photos – found on inside pages may not display properly on smartphones until they have been modified.”

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