Bloom in St Thomas
Bloom In St Thomas is a local community group based in St Thomas, Exeter. They work together to enhance their local green spaces, including competing in Britain in Bloom. We built them a new website and set up social media accounts.
SEO – Search Engine Optimisation
The site incorporated many SEO features, all of which are included as standard in all our websites. OG tags and twitter cards, which ensured that any content shared from the site looks great on social media. Meta tags, alt text, accessibility, site maps, analytics etc.
This ensured that the website was at the top of the organic search listings for their main keywords on Google, even beating their Facebook page!
We used a classy, minimalist design, with quirky typography and a colour scheme taken from the Wisteria Tunnel which is a local feature. We used hand drawn graphics to give a friendly feel to the site. We designed a logo for the header of the site. The site is mobile responsive.
The site features several pages about the group and their projects, a full screen animated slider of images and introductory text, a blog, event management, social integration, google maps integration, download management and more.
We set up email addresses and https encryption for the site.
We used WordPress to power the site as this was the best solution to allow the group to update their content at will, and to incorporate all the powerful features. We implemented security, backups, site monitoring, a contact form, mailing list integration, cacheing and page speed optimisation.