Setsquare

Beautiful, simple, modern school websites.

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Setsquare is an online website editor built just for schools. Using ‘modules’ it helps editors build and edit beautiful, feature-rich pages, quickly and easily.
Setsquare uses the best of modern, open source tech to provide real value to schools on a budget.
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Dan Bramall
Dan BramallMaker@setsquare · We make friendly school websites
Well, I'm blown away by the attention so far! Thanks to everyone for voting, it's really appreciated :) A little bit about our back-story... For years we've been making content management systems for some very large international brands. We've got a tonne of experience in delivering simple, powerful editor experiences and slick, corporate front-ends for companies with big budgets. When my own kids started school here in the UK I was disappointed by the general standard of school websites. It's 2019 and they should be better, so I decided to do something about it! Using our experience and the value of modern and open-source tech we strive to provide corporate-level websites and editing experiences to schools on a budget they can afford. I realise ProductHunt might not be *the* best match for showcasing a product like this, as most of the featured tools tend to be dev-focused, but I wanted to put it out there firstly to get feedback but also in the hope that people see what we're doing and might share it with others more closely involved in the education sector. Thanks again folks :)
Thao Phuong
Thao Phuong@thao_phuong1
great
Edison Espinosa
Edison Espinosa@edisonjoao6871 · Founder @ Foxie, & EJ
this is great, school websites are so bad and outdated lol
Thao Phuong
Thao Phuong@thao_phuong1
great
Kevin Cyr
Kevin Cyr@cyrke · Senior Digital Producer / Creative + Dev
Umbraco, packaged and resold Dan?
Dan Bramall
Dan BramallMaker@setsquare · We make friendly school websites
@cyrke Hey Kevin, Setsquare is built on the Umbraco CMS, absolutely, and proudly so! There's a blog post here (aimed at teachers so not very tech-heavy) https://www.setsquare.co.uk/blog... which explains the role of Umbraco and open source in what we do. One of our main differentiators is our use of open source as a means of leveraging functionality that would be otherwise unattainable on the budgets available. I need to think about how we communicate this though, because whilst you and I may care strongly about it, often schools don't even know what open source means, so it's usually (from experience!) either irrelevant or a confusing turn-off. Having used Umbraco personally for over 10 years, I feel it provides one of the best editor experiences of any CMS and that's exactly the kind of benefit we want to provide to schools. As any Umbraco dev will know though, it gives you nothing out of the box, so the 'value added' part of Setsquare is in the not-insignificant implementation. We've boiled down years of experience in working with content editors and with schools and parents to build something that's geared entirely towards their 'typical' requirements but flexible enough to adapt to custom cases too. Using a completely module-based approach that we've been evolving and refining for years, we use a combination of native Umbraco functionality, third party open-source packages and our own customisations to achieve what we feel is a great balance of functionality and flexibility. All of this is 'packaged and sold', with ongoing maintenance, hosting/back-ups and friendly support. I hope this is useful. Thanks for raising this as it does make me think more about how to communicate the open-source stuff.