I just visited a school website (I won’t link it) looking for an old colleague of mine, and I have to say there is just no excuse in 2006 for a school to have an awkward, poorly designed, clunky website. There are a plethora of resources available to schools. In fact, in many cases, I’d be willing to bet their students’ Xanga blogs and MySpace sites are better looking (well, maybe not MySpace, but you get the idea). Why not tap into their talent? There might be business owners in the area who would be glad to sponsor a website redesign. In many cases, the first impression a prospective student or teacher has of the school is the website. I know that’s the first thing I have checked out in the past when I’ve been up for an interview. And a poorly-designed site has always put me off because it tells me that the school does not take its presentation to the public seriously.