In July, this website was created with input and feedback from the Shout Out for the Arts Warwickshire Youth Board.
The Digital Lead on this project, Rebecca, took everyone through the website – the homepage, the blogs and other pages.
“The groups had a long chat about the challenges of finding a consistent tone on a site designed to talk to so many different people.”
Thumbs up for the cheerful colours
The initial feedback was that the website and the graphics used were cheerful and friendly. But, we could make some small tweaks to vary the colours in the homepage thumbnails
We watched the new video together and agreed that this would sit on the homepage. It’s important for website visitors to see something with people in as soon as they are on the site.
The importance of language
The Board agreed that the tone of this website was friendly. The groups had a long chat about the challenges of finding a consistent tone on a site designed to talk to so many different people – children, young people, teachers and adults!
The Youth Board took turns reading out sections of the blog to hear it being read by young voices. They agreed that some of the blogs were quite long – since then we have decided to:
A) Set a blog word limit
B) Add blogs from other authors to diversify the tone (more on this in a moment!)
More coming soon!
Other actions from the meeting included:
- Putting the glossary page in alphabetical order
- Change the font of the website headers to match the logo
Various members of the Board said they wanted to write their own blogs themselves. We have had various Zoom meetings with them since then and we’ve got lots of lovely new blogs on their way including exhibition reviews, ‘day in the life of’, Q&As and more.
Header photo via Unsplash.