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The design of your school pages is one of the main things that can make or break engagement with your material. Sure, you spent ages finding the best content and pairing it perfectly with appropriate puns, but unless the design of your page draws in a crowd, even the punniest content can appear snooze-worthy.

Don’t let this happen to you! Great design is right at your fingertips. Read on for our tips ‘n tricks about how you can make your pages pop!

The Noun Project

An easy way to add a bit of colour and interest to your pages is to include icons. One of our favourite websites, The Noun Project, has over a million icons, so you’re sure to find one for your needs. Free accounts get access to the same icons as paid accounts do, the only difference is that you must give credit to the icon’s designer. Simply log in, search for an icon, and download – you can even change the colours!

The Noun Project

Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

If you’re a designer, or are lucky enough to work with one, then you’re probably familiar with these tools. Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator are great for designing professional-looking page layouts and courses. Thankfully, these days there are plenty of YouTube tutorials to get you started if you’re finding the process a bit overwhelming. A quick search of Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator tutorials should bring up many results.

Canva

This fantastic tool is excellent for creating infographics and speedy design jobs. With thousands of templates to choose from, as well as icons, images and fonts, you can create masterpieces in no time. The best part? With its drag-and-drop functionality, it’s super easy to use, even for the utmost beginners!

Canva

Pixabay

Looking for stunning free images? Images always liven up pages, especially when the quality is as high as the ones provided on this website. If you’re after crisp, professional, high-res images to add to your school’s pages, give this one a go!

Pixabay

TinyPNG

​​​​​​​If you often struggle with image size and find that resizing images causes them to become blurry and the quality lessened, then you’ll find this tool incredibly handy! TinyPNG can reduce the size of your image files while keeping the quality the same as the original image. How nifty is that?

Do you have any tools you use to liven up your pages? Then make sure you share them in the comments.