Designed for mobile
‘Dot social’ is designed for mobile use and is cross-platform so it will always work on any phone; this bypasses any app stores. The user experience remains largely exploratory with three icons being the main way to navigate the three areas of the site: news, enrichment activities and resources. The typefaces used allow the web app to stand out whilst remaining legible and readable in long passages of text.
Front end story submission
Any Student has the ability to submit a news story from the front end on either desktop or mobile. An Image for the news story can also be uploaded. The story then has to be approved by the administrators to appear.
Automatic email newsletter system
If a news story has been added to fareham.social and approved, an automatic newsletter is sent to all students registered on the web app.
When the college was delighted with the news that they had been awarded outstanding in the recent Ofsted inspection, Ofsted also praised the fareham.social web app as a great resource for the students.