Flow Communications

The team of designers and developers at Flow once again showcased their talent and prowess when they worked on the new St Stithians College website.

And, as usual, they did not disappoint.

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A screenshot from the new website

St Stithians College is a Methodist school and a circuit of the Central District of the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. The college offers academic support and extension, enriching the core experiences of teaching and learning.

St Stithians College wanted to realign its brand in the private school market.

The college offers a diverse and rich extra-curricular programme, aimed to provide opportunities for holistic education. It consists of seven schools, namely the Junior Prep, Boys’ Prep, Girls’ Prep, Boys’ College and Girls' College, as well as the Kamoka Bush School and Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy.

The Flow design team created a clean and navigable website, taking into consideration all the schools by using channels that provide information about each one.

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The St Stithians College campus, seen from the air

From a technical aspect, the site was built to manage large amounts of content – essentially five websites in one. The pragmatic design caters for both current and potential students and easy to manoeuvre.

"We wanted to provide a fresh, attractive look, reinforce professional brand identity and create an inviting design," says Lorraine Gumede, head of Flow’s design studio. "We introduced iconography to the design in order to create good synergy between visuals and written content."

The content is packaged into neat boxes for simple and clear understanding of the website. The channels relevant to the different schools make the website clutter-free, and provide simple navigation.

The website also displays each school's character independently, without conflicting with the functionality and efficiency of the website.

"It’s always an honour to work with an established brand," says developer Alex Cowling. "I feel very proud of all the effort put in by everyone who worked on this project; we have produced a world-class website.

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Alistair Stewart with St Stithians boys

"I enjoyed working with the team at the school, and look forward to continuing to provide them with great digital solutions going forward."

But the greatest accolade for Flow is when the client is pleased with the work we've done. 

"We are very happy with the way the new website can accommodate all the various schools and activities that make up St Stithians College. It is a great way for us to showcase the work the students, parents, staff and alumni are doing towards inspiring excellence and making a world of difference," says Alistair Stewart, advancement director at St Stithians College.

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