The Hillside School offers the opportunity for elementary aged children with learning disabilities and differences to have successful learning experiences by building academic skills that will last a lifetime. Children come to The Hillside School to find a better way to learn.
When the Hillside School contacted ternstyle, they had an outdated non-standards compliant website. Their site wasn’t on the 960 grid. There were numerous errors in the site’s mark-up. The site lacked navigation and imagery and the content management system did not offer the capabilities and ease of use necessary for the teachers and the staff at Hillside to perform the routine site maintenance they required.
Ternstyle addressed these needs by first creating a fresh new design. The addition of large images of smiling children in the homepage slider gives the site life and makes it more inviting. The site was also rendered to be used with WordPress ™ in an attempt to allow greater control by Hillside’s staff over the website in a more intuitive interface. Funnel processes such as news and events were added to the homepage to make sure users could easily reach the most up-to-date content. Social networking tools were added to the site to promote integration with Hillside’s existing networks. Multi-level navigation, employed on every page, allows users to move to the far corners of the site with ease.
The Hillside School also wished to accept donations online. Authorize.net was chosen as the online payment gateway. Ternstyle employed Authorize.net’s Advanced Integration Method (AIM) to ensure a user would not have to leave Hillside’s website to make a payment. An SSL certificate was installed and ternstyle wrote a custom WordPress ™ plugin for administrators to view and search through various transactions made as donations.