Highgate: website for a school that has embraced the new since 1565

How do you create a media-rich, responsive website for one of London’s most prestigious and established schools at the advent of responsive design?

Insight:

Highgate School, founded in 1565, is one of London's most prestigious coeducational independent schools. The School has a long reputation for forward thinking and very quickly recognised that their target audience of parents and pupils were highly media savvy, heavy tablet and mobile users; and Highgate School proved early adopters of responsive website design, understanding fully it’s importance.

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I think a big strength of Wild Dog’s from the beginning was you actually read our brief, listened to what we wanted to achieve and then interpreted that into a beautiful, viable design. Sounds simple but we didn’t quite get it from the other companies who pitched! You were also very friendly and approachable - a pleasure to work with.
Laura Stubbs
Media Services Manager
Highgate School

Our approach:

Our creative approach was to adopt a highly visual, image-led site navigation; large, bright and inviting image-rich (including video) signposts to enable the user to intuitively navigate their way through the site. The site itself is fully responsive, using a core Joomla CMS; with custom-made developments including a calendar, school application forms which integrated seamlessly with their parent/student portal.

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