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Subdomain Use in Catholic School Web Design

Monday, June 28th, 2010

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Catholic school sites are complicated. Considering this, I’m always surprised at the very small number of Catholic schools that take advantage of subdomains for organization. We think they are a great tool for organizing a large site like a Catholic school one.

Let’s take three common sections of a Catholic school site:

  • Academics
  • Alumni
  • Athletics

The traditional way to handle this is to simple create a section in your url for each of these. So you’d have:

  • www.yourschool.com/academics
  • www.yourschool.com/alumni
  • www.yourschool.com/athletics

What’s wrong with this? Nothing, really. It’s a pretty common model, and it makes sense. However, I think we can do one better.