One question that keeps coming up in the recent workshops I’ve been doing for kids aged 9-12 is “do you have a website?” At that point I tend to hem and haw and turn more than a bit weasely, because while I think that an intelligent kid who’s into fantasy and read it with some parental guidance would not find the material in ROCR objectionable or harmful (I read much stranger stuff at that age), I still wouldn’t want it to be the first thing made by me that a child saw.
So I need a kid-friendly website, featuring maybe a few Floor material, some info on workshops and space to put other things I might do in the future, aimed at young readers (particularly English-as-a-second-language learners). I have my hands full, so I’m calling for volunteers to design it!
What I’m looking for:
* Kid-friendly design, with particular attention to usability aimed at kids. (this is probably easier than designing usability for adults because kids are more patient about waiting for stuff to load, and are more likely to read instructions).
* Design need not be consistent with the style of my other sites.
* Standards-compliance prefered; not limited to a single browser or platform.
* Extensible – site needs to be able to accommodate future work
* Dutch and English versions of texts (supplied by me) on the same page (English dominant); English with glossaries in the style of Hello You to be used for comic pages.
I don’t have a big budget and don’t expect anything fancy; if no volunteers are forthcoming I might go with an inexpensive design agency, but first I’d like to see if any of my readers are interested in doing this for me. If so, contact firstname.lastname@example.org