Effective Pinterest-style Promotions
We redesigned the business services website, shop.fiu.edu, recently and added a phase 2 launch for their Promotions section. When they first approached us asking for a “Pinterest-style” page, I was skeptical of how that would turn out. But, as a finished product, the page definitely works – and it’s pretty awesome. Our MMC campus has tons of dining and retail options, so this promotions page will always have something new on it – it’s kind of a content creators playground.
The back end for content editors is great, too. The back end of each individual promotional item’s page is set up to hold all the information in one place and display it in several places based on user preferences (some items are on both the “What’s New” page and the “Promotions” page, while some are solely on the “Promotions” page). Older promotions get archived automatically by a pre-set time and date, thanks to our handy-dandy Hannon Hill Cascade CMS.
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