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I was thrilled when I looked at it early this morning! It is so bright and colorful—fun yet professional—much easier to navigate, and looks great on mobile devices as well. Please pass along our compliments to your team for not just bringing us a “responsive” website, but “being responsive” to our goals/ requests in the process.— Gretchen Haas-Bethell – Executive Director of Communications – Union Public Schools
screenshot of previous union website created nearly 10 years ago.

This is the second custom website that we have had the privilege of creating for Union Public Schools, one of Oklahoma largest school districts. The first website we built was launched nearly 10 years ago and resulted in high praise and multiple awards for the school district. The web, along with the devices used to access it, are rapidly evolving. Union’s previous website served them well for several years but it was time to take their website to the next level using today’s technology and a greater emphasis on the mobile user. Union Schools contacted Creative State to once again create a website that would properly reflect the high standards Union Public Schools sets for itself.

Screenshot of mobile device

Designed For Mobile

The new website was designed with today’s mobile devices in mind. Every aspect of the site needed to work as well on a mobile device as it did on a desktop browser. The website scales to fit any screen size and all elements are optimized for touch devices. In the past mobile sites would only give you a small selection of the whole website. With responsive design we are able to present all of the content to the mobile user including photos and videos.

Screenshots of Union's photo and video capabilities

Photo and Video

The new site utilizes a custom video gallery that allows the district to manage all their videos via YouTube and our system will automatically places them onto the website. Different playlists can be added to specific pages from within the site’s content management system. The site also features several different photo gallery options.

Alert System

Screenshot of Union's Alert Notification

Important information slides down from the top of the screen pushing the entire site down. This makes it hard to miss without being overly intrusive. The alert continues to load on all pages as you browse the site until the user closes it, helping ensure important messages are seen.