[thelist] RE: Elementary School Websites

John.Brooking at sappi.com John.Brooking at sappi.com
Fri Jan 16 08:10:55 CST 2004

On 15 Jan 2004, at 16:53, Ken Kogler wrote:
> kindergarten, each with their own schedules, assignments, etc. How 
> would you reflect that in the navigation and maintain usability and 
> good information design? Sort it by class, or sort it by content 
> (schedule, homework, etc).

I would think that most of the class-specific content should be private, or
at least of interest, to just those in the class. So I would consider making
the primary presentation content-oriented, but provide a screen somewhere
along the way to select the class. For clients that accept cookies, you
could store that selection in the cookie, and not have to ask again (until
next year). Of course you'll have to consider the case of multiple children
from the same family in the school, so a different cookie for each. Then
you'll need to provide a place for them to select what child they're asking
for. This is beginning to sound like a personalized "My Class Information"

- John

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