WordPress makeover for SMASH drama group

Home page of SMASH website

SMASH (Solihull Methodists Acting and Singing in Harmony) are a music and drama group based at Solihull Methodist Church.

I maintained the WordPress site for SMASH from 2006. The site contains a photo archive of past productions and a blog about the group’s activities, such as upcoming shows, rehearsal details and ticket booking.

I updated the site last month with a new information architecture, making better use of categories to organise and surface content across the site.

The site also has a fresh, new look more in keeping with the world of theatre. I used Justin Tadlock’s Options theme [no longer online], a magazine-style theme well suited to community groups. I then tweaked the theme’s CSS, adding a new colour palette, type scheme and background image.

Skills & technology

  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • WordPress
  • Content management
  • Information architecture
  • Typography

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