Here are 3 quick tips to help you create a great-looking event website.
1) CUSTOMIZE YOUR BANNER IMAGE
The banner image is one of the first big pieces of branding that any visitor to your event website will see. Thus, it's important that your banner matches the color scheme and branding of your event and is pleasing to the eye.
You can use one of our stock banners; however, we recommend you upload a custom banner to give the homepage a feeling unique to your event/company.
Make sure the banner is 970 pixels wide. The height of the banner image can vary. In the Event Builder, you can customize the height of the banner image by clicking and dragging the bottom dashed border around the banner up or down:
1.1) HIDE THE TITLE BLOCK
The Eventsquid website will already come with a built-in "title block", an area at the very top of the homepage that displays the date, title and logo of your event.
Some event hosts elect to hide the stock title block and instead format their banner image to encompass this information. A larger banner graphic that incorporates your event logo, title and dates could make a big difference in how your website presents and we encourage you to explore this option.
To hide the Title Block, enter the Event Builder and select the WEBSITE tab at the top. Then, click the Display Options tool on the left. Scroll down and expand the Event Website Content Panels section. Within, you can check the "hide" box next to Event Website Title Block.
2) USE CUSTOM REGISTRATION PROFILE BUTTONS
If your event has multiple Registration Profiles, it helps to add a dedicated button for each profile to your home screen.
First, enter the Event Builder and select the REGISTRATION tab at the top. Then, click the Registration Profiles tool on the left.
With each profile, you can customize a button for it. Click the pencil icon on the right to enter the profile editor:
Once inside the profile editor, you will see a space to edit the name and color of the profile's OPTIONAL REGISTRATION BUTTON:
Once you have a custom button designated for all registration profiles, click the WEBSITE tab at the top of the Builder and select the Display Options tool on the left. Here, you will see which site template you are currently utilizing.
If you are using the MODERN TEMPLATE, the registration profile buttons will appear on the left once you click the main REGISTER BUTTON:
If you are using the CLASSIC TEMPLATE, the registration profile buttons will appear in two places:
- The Central Registration Button Panel, which is located lower on the page (depicted above)
- The Main Menu on the left side of the page (depicted below)
Finally, you may need to deactivate the default registration button. If you have custom profile buttons setup and you still see a generic button on the home page that reads "Attendee Registration", you can deactivate this button.
Enter the Event Builder and select the WEBSITE tab at the top. Then, click the Display Options tool on the left. Scroll to the bottom of the page, then expand the Website & Registration Button Labels section. Check the box next to "Hide main registration button..."
NOTE: The main registration button CANNOT be hidden on the Modern Template, however, because it is needed to access the fly-out panel containing your custom profile buttons.
3) CREATE CUSTOM PAGES
The Custom Pages tool is powerful, simply because it allows you to generate freeform content for your registrants:
- Hyperlink document downloads
- Embed video links (from YouTube or Video)
- Embed images
With Custom Pages at your fingertips, you can create content that helps guide registrants to a greater understanding of your event, what to expect and how to get in touch with your organization. Here are a few examples of how you could leverage Custom Pages:
- FAQ page to address common questions and points of confusion during registration
- CONTACT US page to give registrants a highly-visible way of getting in touch
- MARKETING page to advertise the organization that is behind the event
- EDUCATION CREDITS page to showcase the types of CEUs one can earn at the event
- VIRTUAL page to help attendees download the right software in advance of your virtual meeting
- SPONSORED CONTENT page which can be sold to brands to showcase their brand
Of course, your usage of Custom Pages is not limited to the examples above. Get creative and let us know if you come up with any ideas that you think we'd appreciate at firstname.lastname@example.org!