Content Rotators Designed For Every Screen

The new content rotators found within the WebWriter® Content Management System are now fully responsive!

What does this mean for your site? Your content rotators are guaranteed to adjust automatically on various screen sizes and devices regardless of site layout.

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Whether your audience is viewing your site on a desktop, mobile device, or tablet – your content rotator will maintain their intended shape and formatting.

For more information about responsive design and our content rotator items, contact support@blog.demosphere.com to speak to a member of Demosphere Support.

Browse & Set Templates In The New Template Manager

A new name isn’t the only update to the Page Templates section in the WebWriter® Dashboard!

The newly titled Template Manager section displays a split-screen window that houses Template Listings and Template Settings.

The dual-purpose section not only displays all templates available to the site, it also allows Administrators to set their Template Settings for all three design levels (Home, Department, and Default).

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If you have any questions please contact Demosphere’s Support Team at support@blog.demosphere.com.

Start Your New Year With A Free Gift From Demosphere!

Google-analytics-promoHow many visitors are coming to your website?

Out of those visitors, how many are reading through the information on your pages?

How many visitors leave after only a few seconds, and how many never come back?

All of this information can be found in your Google Analytics data!

For a limited time, get a free Google Analytics review from Demosphere when you redesign your WebWriter® graphics throughout the month of January to begin 2016 with your best foot forward!

Have You Updated?

Demosphere’s updated WebWriter® Content Management System platform makes website management even easier with a plethora of new features and improved usability!

To move your organization to the new system, simply reach out to your Account Representative or email sales@blog.demosphere.com. There is no additional cost to transition – you’ll even receive a free training session with Demosphere’s Support Team.

Special Offer

The transition process is also a great time to refresh your website’s graphics! All transitioning organizations are eligible for a special discounted $500 one-time graphic redesign fee.

As an added bonus, receive a Free Google Analytics Review from Demosphere if you choose to redesign your website throughout the month of January!

A member of the Demosphere Team will review your Google Analytics data over the last few months to pull out important trends and your most popular pages to help optimize your website for 2016.

Don’t delay – this offer ends January 31st!

Contact your Account Representative (sales@blog.demosphere.com) to take advantage of these exclusive offers and learn more about the new WebWriter® Content Management System!

Every Site Is Easy-To-Navigate With WebWriter!

Primary Website Goal: help website visitors find the content they’re looking for as quickly as possible.

Something as simple as placing your navigational menu in a common location on the site – either horizontally across the top or vertically down the side – can save your visitors significant search time.

Using obvious labels that describe what will be found on each page can help keep visitors on the appropriate page for longer periods of time.

Having too many items in your navigation bar can be overwhelming to users. Narrowing down the options to seven (or fewer) assures each page receives ample attention from visitors in their decision making process.

Does your site’s current navigation follow the above best practices?

Make sure your website is user-friendly and easy to navigate by constructing intuitive navigation menus of your own.

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Start From Scratch

An often overlooked yet effective way to build your navigation menu from scratch begins with the Site Map.

Demosphere suggests constructing your site’s departments in the Site Map section before creating the navigation menu on your page for two main reasons:

  • Building the Site Map can give a clear description of the site’s layout in one visual and an idea of how your site will flow. Drag-and-drop to rearrange departments and subdepartments to solidify the infrastructure before adding menus.
  • Creating your Site Map before setting up your navigation can facilitate the process when adding menu items. Menu items can be drawn directly from a completed Site Map rather than manually added.

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Manage Design Templates

Once your Site Map has been set up, begin building your navigation menu within the Page Templates section.

After the navigation has been created in one of the templates it can be cloned in the remaining templates. You will not have to rebuild the navigation menu for each.

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Select one of the templates to work with and locate the top horizontal navigation menu. If a menu already exists within the navigation bar, click the blue edit button in the righthand corner to make changes to the existing options.

If no menu exists, create a brand new menu by clicking the green Add Content button and select the Navigation Module option.

A Menu Display Preview dialog will appear, allowing you to set your menu items, publish options, and clone instances.

Build With Item Types

Menu items can be built directly in this window with three different Item Types.

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Menus can be built using Links or grouping pages in SubMenus. Adding pages as links on the menu bar will redirect visitors to that page when the item is clicked. Submenus will display dropdown menus when a visitor hovers over the item.

Links appear next to a blue link symbol in the Menu Builder, while SubMenus appear next to a folder image with green dropdown arrows.

However, if you have already created your Site Map, selecting the Copy from Site Map option can cut down the time spent creating menus.

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When using the Copy from Site Map item type, you are able to Select a Department from your pre-made Site Map. Selecting one of the departments will automatically add the department, as well as links and subdepartments associated with that department.

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For example, copying the Travel department from the Site Map will also add the Boys and Girls subdepartments along with their corresponding links.

Copy each department from the Site Map to the navigation menu options to save time manually adding link URLs and duplicating the Site Map structure.

Once the navigation menu has been saved, menu items will appear on your page as links and dropdowns according to the specifications that have been set in your Menu Builder.

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For more information on your website’s navigation and menu items contact Demosphere Support at support @ blog.demosphere.com!

FREE Holiday Surprise For New WebWriter Users!

website-evaluationFor a limited time, get a free website content review from Demosphere when you join the WebWriter® family throughout the month of December to optimize your site for 2016!

There’s a new version of Demosphere’s WebWriter® Content Management System  – featuring even more flexibility when it comes to creating, editing, and rearranging content.

Facilitating content creation in as little as three clicks and incorporating a drag-and-drop feature that allows you to move content around your site in real-time are just a few of the new features waiting for you!

To celebrate the holiday season, all new WebWriter users will receive a Free Website Evaluation from Demosphere when registered before December 31st!

Receive honest feedback from a team with over 25 years of experience designing websites for youth sports organizations in areas like:
  • Producing Valuable Content To Drive Registrations
  • Choosing The Right Top Navigation Items
  • The Correct Way To Integrate Social Media
  • Site Map Organization
  • …And More!

Have a personalized evaluation sent directly to your email and start the new year on the right foot with your new WebWriter® site!