Bluescope was approached by St. John the Baptist Boys’ National School (SJTBB) in December 2020 to discuss a website redesign project for their school, sjtbb.ie. Their existing site structure was on Wix CMS which unfortunately does not offer a lot of functionality.
SJTBB were looking for a design update while incorporating an events calendar that users of the website could browse to learn more about upcoming holidays and events throughout the school year.
The overall objectives of St. John the Baptist Boys’ National School are to provide the best possible intellectual and emotional education for their boys.
Over the course of development, the existing SJTBB website remained live while we developed their new website in a staging environment. By working closely with the SJTBB team, we were able to create a website tailored to their needs while keeping mobile functionality in mind. The new website includes a mobile-responsive events calendar which allows their users to view on any mobile device. Furthermore, users of the website have the option to export the calendar to be saved on their computer or device.
Before switching over to the new site, we ensured that all best practice SEO methods were in place, including necessary 301 redirects. Without these in place, Search Engines such as Google would not know which pages to send their users. We also ensured that additional domains were forwarded to the primary domain. The new site replaced the old site with minimal disruption and has been running smoothly since its launch in March 2021.