Make your website POP. With Eventsquid, you have the perfect balance between the freedom of site customization and the ease of templated design. Gone are the days when you had to depend on the timeline of a web developer; gone are the days of endless iterations and feedback, necessary to get the look and feel you desired.
Now, with Eventsquid, you can drive your own event website's destiny with ZERO programming necessary.
Let's take a walk through the different tools under the Website Design sub-menu.
LOGO & BANNER
By default, your organization logo will serve as your event specific logo. If you haven't uploaded your organization logo, follow these steps:
- Hit your Event Dashboard
- Click the Manage Organization tab
- Select Organization Logo
- Upload your org logo here
Depending on the site layout you choose (we'll get into that later....read on to the Display Options tool if you'd like to skip ahead), your website may or may not display BOTH the organization logo you have set and the event logo.
The modern layout will ONLY display the event logo;
The classic layout will display BOTH the org logo and the event logo.
To upload a new logo, simply use the upload function right on this page. Ideal logos are 200 x 200 pixels, with as LITTLE white space surrounding the logo as possible. None is best.
Just below the logo upload, you can either upload your own custom banner or choose one of our stock options. The ideal size for a banner image is 970 wide x 330 pixels.
However, any pixel HEIGHT will suffice. After uploading your banner image, scroll over the bottom dashed border surrounding the image. Not only can you move the image around within the dashed border for framing, but you can expand/contract the height of the dashed border, which allows you to accommodate different banner heights.
BEHOLD. My absolute favorite tool within the Website section of the Event Builder. This is your main hub for customizing the look and feel of your website (and it's only going to keep getting fancier and more powerful....so stick with us).
You'll see at the top of this section that you can select between two core website layout options: our Classic Design and Modern Design. Give each a fair look and pick your horse! You'll see that you can easily switch between templates, even AFTER you've launched everything. All this setting does is alter the layout of your site - it does not sacrifice content.
OPTIONS & CONFIGURATIONS
Below the site layout selector, you will see a full suite of site configurations. Click a section to open the individual options within that section. Click again to close that section. Magic.
The key to this section is that you will not have it memorized.....at least for a very very long time (we're still working on it). The point is, the tool contains a vast array of different settings. So even if you are not yet aware of a setting that you need, odds are the setting is somewhere in this tool.
Typically, we dive into this tool when we need to hide/display a certain panel on the event website.
Become familiar with it. Explore the tool and if you have questions or suggestions, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stylize. You heard me! I said....STYLIZE. Give your site and registration form a breath of life with a custom color sequence that YOU decide on. We won't hold you to the default (although our feelings might be hurt if you change it....kidding....kind of...).
Take a look at the different options in this section - you can use the tool to customize colors that appear on your front-end website, as well as colors that appear on elements within the registration form.
The Background Image tool is twofold.
First and foremost, you can set a background image for your registration form. Just choose a stock image, upload your own (1250 x 1000 pixels is most ideal), or choose a stock gradient to fill the background space.
Furthermore...(this is the twofold part I mentioned above)....you can set the background image/gradient you decide on for your form as the background image to your WEBSITE as well. Take a look below - you'll see the image selection piece at the top. At the bottom, you'll see the checkbox that allows you to set the background image/gradient you selected as your site background too:
Need I say more? Plug in a Vimeo or YouTube embed code, click the Add Video button and you're off to the races. We thought you'd like that.