“Drupal is used by 71 of the top 100 US Universities, including MIT, Harvard, and every other Ivy League school.”
Fifteen months ago Schoolyard launched it’s first responsive design website, and last week we launched responsive website number twenty-five. We wrote the following blog upon launching the first, and as we enter a new year where we will launch perhaps 40 more responsive websites, we think it’s worth a read. If you’ve not heard of responsive design, then read on, and if you’re not yet convinced that multiple-sites and apps for different devices will soon be a thing of the past, then perhaps these words will begin to sway your point of view.... MORE >
Platform Developer (a.k.a. 'the Geek')
Schoolyard is seeking a motivated, curious and capable Geek to help install, integrate, and deploy our Drupal-based platform for our new client sites, plus help us grow our system to meet the increasing needs of our client base. We believe in hard work with equal parts fun, close collaboration, teaching & learning, good food and being in front of technologies that are reshaping the way we think and work. We're looking for the following from a new team member:... MORE >
Communication is essential to our work with our clients. Whether its concerning information architecture, design, web standards, or even the brief forays into personal matters that help to cement relationships - it serves as the foundation of our work. Email, social media, phone calls and even via texting (yes - there are some clients with my cell #) - all are depended upon but not all are created equal in their effectiveness.... MORE >
We're really excited about this talk, and think it's just what schools need to hear. We're also posting the slides now, so please feel free to download, share and comment.
From the conference site:... MORE >
Designers subscribe to various philosophies, especially in determining the magic number of design options for a client. Here at Schoolyard, we are proponents of the iterative design solution. A purposeful discovery process leads to a comprehensively thought-out design that best speaks to the identified needs of the client. This generally results in a singular design, but we do not dismiss those occasions when the project dictates more than one persuasive solution.... MORE >
Here at Schoolyard, we pride ourselves as being leaders in open source website design for the independent school market. With the understanding that this is our primary endeavor,and Drupal our beloved platform, we also don't shy away from utilizing the breadth of our professional capabilities to best serve our clients' needs and the project at hand. Case in point,the High Meadows School in Roswell, Georgia. Our dialogue with High Meadows began at the CASE-NAIS conference in Chicago last January.... MORE >
When we returned to the independent school web market a year ago this week, for NAIS AC10 in San Francisco, we called ourselves "Newschoolyard." The truth is we never actually left, we just stepped aside for a while. We had always provided support to our old proprietary code-based clients (in fact we still support exactly one school still running our old system). In introducing our new system--the first and still the only open source web CMS for independent schools--we wanted to differentiate ourselves from "old" expensive proprietary Schoolyard.... MORE >
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