I’m bouncing around some thoughts about the possible shape of a future website for the SAV School in Nepal. If you have suggestions, please don’t hesitate to jump in!
- Easy to maintain. A drag and drop development environment would be perfect if it doesn’t compromise functionality.
- A combination of blog and static web pages.
- Home page will carry several blog pages, probably in their entirety
- Home page will have buttons to static pages, possibly by cascading menu
- Home page will display first few lines of selected “sticky” “featured posts” (eg news items) in sidebar
- Host must be able to assign a domain name if ever one can be afforded
- Desirable to own a .com or .org domain but costs, school has little funding, and have to think long-term
- Desirable to have paid-for hosting if that means better reliability & support, but costs etc
- Storage space requirements are modest (media files can be hosted elsewhere if necessary)
- Say up to twenty-five static pages
- Desirable customisable look and feel (fonts and colours)
- Must be possible to back up
- Master password and multiple sub-password access desirable if multiple authors
- Social media features (eg ning-like) not necessary
- Moodle, Joomla, Drupal are ruled out because of complexity
I’m thinking WordPress, Blogger, Weebly at the moment. The requirements don’t sound especially onerous to me but I haven’t really looked yet. If you have suggestions and can point me to examples of sites that fit the bill then please let me know – thanks 🙂
I had a couple of kind suggestions from folk on Twitter. I’ll follow them up and will copy them here in case they’re useful to anyone else: