Category - Web Design

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WordPress 4.0 Drops – Event Websites Rejoice
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The Event is Over – What About the Website
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Not Using WordPress for Your Event Website?
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One Page Website Design for Events and Conferences
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Security and the Event Website – Could This be You?

WordPress 4.0 Drops – Event Websites Rejoice

WordPress for Event Websites

WordPress 4.0 has dropped… watch the short video to get a glimpse of the awesomeness that awaits your event website….

 

The Event is Over – What About the Website

Image: Google Developers Conference 2014

Image: Google Developers Conference 2014

So, the last attendee has gone home. Your event is accomplished, achieved, closed, come to an end, concluded, consummated, discharged, dispatched, done with, ended, executed, finalized, fulfilled, over and done, realized, resolved, settled, terminated, through, worked out, wound up, wrapped up…. it was a hit, smashing, successful, super… now what do you do with that damn website.

I would take a page out of the Google I/O (developers conference) playbook and don’t let your website or attendee excitement go to waste.

Be simple. Be Bold. Be creative. But do something. An idle website is a waste of good cyberspace.

We do stuff like this all the time and I can tell you from experience….  the most important step is knowing where you want the journey to end.

Go and check it out.

Not Using WordPress for Your Event Website?

WordPress for Events

WordPress as a CMS (content management system) for meeting, conference, and event websites has seen explosive growth this year. I wonder how many are not using WordPress and why?

The reason can’t be the cost because the platform is free, most themes can be had for less than $75.00, and hiring someone to put it together to look shiny is somewhere between $500 and $5000 depending on how complex a solution you need……add in some other small costs for plugins and you can have a pretty amazing site on the cheap that will grow with you every step of the way……Hell, you can even do it yourself and skip the developer if you have a few hours. Read More

One Page Website Design for Events and Conferences

Conference Website Design

Here is something that I bet you never thought you would hear me say….

  • Not all events need an app
  • Not all events need a content marketing program
  • Not all events need an amazingly huge web presence

Some just don’t and there are ton of reasons why. Maybe it is a once a year fundraiser, it might be an association holiday shindig, or maybe it is an all day event that only has one speaker….

The reasons don’t matter if your event is in this category, it just is. Read More

Security and the Event Website – Could This be You?

Hacking the Event Website

In security news last week, it was reported that Twitter (and other sites like ABC news) were the victims of hackers. Twitter announced that 250 thousand of its users accounts may have been compromised and the hacks are thought to have originated in China (Wow, Surprise, Feigns Dramatic, Over the Top, and Shocked Look).

What does China’s attack on Twitter Mean to You?

Nothing really, unless you are one of the ones that was hacked. There is nothing that you can do about it. Twitter has reset the passwords of the affected users, sent “oh shit” emails, and the world has gone back to burying its head in the sand until the next security breach happens. Read More

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