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Case Study

Website Design and SEO

The Gospel of Thomas

About the project

The idea behind the Gospel of Thomas website was to create a platform that allowed the owner, Martin, to communicate thoughts and ideas on Thomas's Gospel.

There were two simple points in the project brief. Simplicity and ease of use. This was in relation to both the customer facing website design and the content management system.

As this was a new and evolving project, Martin required a degree of flexability with the Content Management System, so rather than try and shoe horn it into an existing off the shelf CMS we decided that the right path to take was to use my in-house Content Management System which we further developed for Martin during the build phase.

Once the CMS was in a position to fulfil the needs of the project, a simple but effective front end design was created to interface with the CMS. Martin is able to add new pages, edit existing content, manage media items, control what he shows on his navigation, manage slide shows, image galleries and much more. There is also scope to add e-commerce functionality down the line.

Web Development Case Study - Gospel of Thomas
Gospel of Thomas Website Design - Content Management System
Gospel of Thomas Website Design - Content Management System

"Professional and very supportive. Ian has been a superstar in helping to get my site launched. You can't go wrong using this guy."

Martin Ladbrooke

This web design project was rated 5 stars on Trust Pilot

Skills breakdown for the project

The techy bits...

  • HTML and CSS
  • Responsive design & Media Queries
  • PHP
  • Jquery and Javascript
  • MySQL
  • Search Engine Optimisation

Visibility & Search Engine Optimisation

A few months after the website build was finished, Martin reconnected with me to discuss how we could make the Gospel of Thomas website more visible.

The Search Engine Optimisation for Gospel of Thomas is an ongoing project in a very competitive global space. After 5 months we have seen significant progress in the rankings and a huge increase in visitors to the site.

Website Speed & Performance

Website design isn't just about the visuals, the layout and elements that the site visitor can see. It's much more than that.

Ongoing work is carried out on The Gospel of Thomas website to constantly look at ways of improving the speed and performance of the site. This in turn makes the site more appealing to the search engines and vastly improves the visitor experience. Close monitoring of page speed and web core vitals is a huge part of the success of any website.


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