Earlier this month, Arlington Public Schools relaunched its website with an updated design and new technology.
There are still some minor bugs evident — many older links to specific pages on the site are not working — but for the most part the transition appears to be complete.
Here’s what APS said about the relaunch, in a press release.
The multi-year redesign will relaunch the APS website with improved functionality and technological integration for the future.
After a rigorous search, APS selected local vendor Materiell to custom-build the new website using the WordPress platform, which was chosen for its adaptability to new technology, and its potential for future development as an open-source platform.
APS invited staff, families and the community to provide feedback in three rounds of user testing over the past year; the most recent was completed mid- April. Their comments and suggestions have been incorporated into the site functionality and design
When the site launches, it will feature:
- an intuitive user interface
- seamless integration with our back-end systems
- improved video and social media integration
- an elegant new design
Among other features, the APS homepage now includes academic highlights from the previous school year at the bottom of the page.