SharePoint as a feature rich and beautiful website

October 22, 2009 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: SharePoint 

One of the projects our development team have been working on at Twynham School is the build of a new website. As you will know we love using SharePoint for everything and it is no surprise that we have been building Internet facing websites in SharePoint. We have already built our main site in SharePoint last year but as our development team of Chris Mckinley, Darren White and Rob Brown develop significant skills in SharePoint we wanted to push what we could do.

The real challenge was to create a site which could do everything a ‘normal’ website could do but with all the advantages of SharePoint. What advantages I hear you ask? The main one for us is that SharePoint websites can be edited by anybody and don’t need developers to maintain. I will be covering the ‘How we did it’ of our build of an Internet facing website in SharePoint after half term but here is a taster set of imagesĀ and of course you can visit the new SharePoint website here.

6th Form Home Page- click to enlarge

6th Form Home Page- click to enlarge

Home Page link

6th Form Courses Carousel- click to enlarge

6th Form Courses Carousel- click to enlarge

Courses link

6th Form Subject Page- click to enlarge

6th Form Subject Page- click to enlarge

Subject page link

6th Form Subject Vid Clip- click to enlarge

6th Form Subject Vid Clip- click to enlarge

Subject video link

6th Form Prospectus Request- click to enlarge

6th Form Prospectus Request- click to enlarge

Prospectus Request

6th Form 'I joined' Vid Clips- click to enlarge

6th Form 'I joined' Vid Clips- click to enlarge

‘I joined’ Video Clips link

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2 Responses to “SharePoint as a feature rich and beautiful website”
  1. I want this! I’ll explore this some more later but we have 24 schools who are at different levels of “webpage” quality.. some are updated, some aren’t… it’s always a mess and has been since forever. We do not have a centralized setup for webpages. We do use Sharepoint 2007 for our internal stuff that all staff have access to but are still awaiting a public view to some sharepoint sites. Thanks for posting this stuff! It’s definitely great food for thought!

    Zal in Canada

  2. Martman says:

    How did you manage to use the Smart Flash Header (i recognize it from a joomla i once worked on) i thought it relied on the joomla framework. Could you post some details on how to got it to work ?

    great design by the way

    Martman

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