(Garland ISD) August 21, 2012 – Type www.garlandisd.net into an internet browser, and you may be surprised by what you see. The Garland Independent School District launched a redesigned website in advance of the 2012-13 school year.
An innovator in education, Garland ISD first entered the World Wide Web in 1997. Since then, the district has remained committed to meeting informational needs of the community as well as keeping up with technological advancements.
That’s what prompted the August 2012 website redesign. GISD’s outgoing homepage dated back to 2006, the second redesign of the site’s history. This newest version includes updates that will enhance users’ experiences.
“A large part of the site’s new features are behind the scenes,” said GISD Web Manager Jasmine Preston. “We’ve started the process of moving towards using advanced web technologies and more streamlined processes for managing content. We believe these steps will translate to a better experience for our site visitors.”
More noticeable enhancements include a modern and visually appealing look, with larger photos and wider pages that allow for more layout flexibility. The video gallery has also been formatted to work on i-devices, keeping up with the mobile communication trend. Users may notice that the layout of student, staff, and parent pages has been formatted to help streamline information. A new button at the top of the site also offers access to important documents that are being translated into Vietnamese, an addition to the previously offered Spanish translation.
Garland ISD Web Communications is responsible for the website update. They worked on it in-house over the past year.
Submitted by Tiffany Graber, Communications Specialist, Garland ISD.
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