Tech Tuesday: The Future of Event Websites – No Coding Necessary

Your event website can make or break your event registration. As the first line of offense when attracting attendance, your website is necessary to provide up to date information on your event, answers to frequently asked questions, and all the minor details one needs to know when deciding to attend your event like hotel, transportation, and the schedule of events.

One of the biggest issues I encountered when working for an association was creating and editing our website. We just didn’t have the level of coding skill necessary. Even making basic changes required sending a request to our IT department. But, what if I told you there’s a company out there trying to make website creation accessible to anybody, no coding necessary? Enter PageCloud. PageCloud launched at Disrupt NY 2015 yesterday to allow users to drag-and-drop photos, video, text or other elements onto a web page in order to create the look they want on a website. It looks to be as easy as editing a slide on powerpoint.

pagecloud13PageCloud offers several pre-built templates, fonts and other elements to choose from. PageCloud differs from other tools like Wix or Squarespace, by introducing the ability to take any element on the page and drop it into another location. Users can copy a font from another website and paste it onto a web page created with PageCloud in order to use that font. They can even copy the look and layout of an entire website and then drag and drop certain elements in other places on the page. PageCloud also includes the ability to take your design right from Photoshop to the web.

Imagine a scenario where one of your conference hotel blocks is sold out. Rather than send a request to your IT department and wait 2 days for an update, just go to your event website, click on the text and type “ROOM BLOCK FULL”. Click save and you’re done. It can really be that easy. Do you have a new event sponsor? Drag and drop their logo file right onto the webpage, resize and position it exactly where you want! 

Oh, and did I mention that pagecloud creates mobile-friendly sites too? And the price is right. For $99/year you can create and edit your site, and they’ll host and provide custom domain support. The service starts this Summer, but you can lock in your “founding status” now, and lock in that $8.25/month rate.Check out this video presentation from TechCrunch Disrupt.

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