There is more content on the homepage, I had to replace it with lipsum. This is a website for a school. Students had a difficult time navigation the "old" version of the website because the information was difficult to find. I plan to fix this by using a minimal theme, thus there will be less "stuff" to look through to find what you're looking for.
I want parents and students to be able to find the information very quick, and fast.
"tjhs-3" is not my mockup, but a mockup provided by a third-party person.
You created this design without idea. You should add some effects, beacuse minimalism is really hard technique of web designs. Design look really empty. I think that you start from the scratch. When you design:
You don’t have much content and content is what dictates design.
If you want users to find the information, you need to have a solid structure on your site.
You may separate the info that students, parents and even faculty/staff may need (different tabs).
You need brighter colors to attract your audience. Adding pictures of students would also help increase traffic on your site. Students may go to the site just to check pictures of their friends.
I recommend that you do some information mapping on the old site. Show it to your client and ask what they want to keep/add. Then organize the information, work on the taxonomy and the structure of the new site. Create a prototype and have a few users test it to find out any potential problems.
Also, look at what other schools have done on their sites.
I’m attaching a wireframe to illustrate one possible way of presenting the information on the home page. I hope it helps!
I like the simplicity of the website try to make sure that you place most of the top information in the 1st page make it all clickable in one page to make it straight forward.