6 event website design hacks from the best EventNook websites

1) Singapore Yacht Show 2014

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One unique thing this event website does is in using the cover photo space at the top to emphasise event details like date and venue. Putting it right at the top as a nice visual allows the organisers to draw greater attention to event details and help their attendees remember the event, or at least find the details more conveniently.

A small but very powerful design element is adding a very thin strip of red at the top of the page. It gives greater coherence to the entire page by aligning the colour scheme to its logo’s colour scheme.

The page also uses the pages function to remove clutter from its main page. By moving important but lengthy information such as FAQs and Terms & Conditions to a different page, the main page can be clean and straight to the point.

The Singapore Yacht Show 2014 event page is all about decluttering and making event information clear and pleasing to the eye.

2) Chill Out with #eventprofs 2015

Designed by EventNook staff themselves, Chill Out’s event website maximises the functions of the EventNook registration and ticketing platform while looking good.

Despite tons of information, the designers managed to balance visuals and words. EventNook’s platform offers flexibility to the event organisers in designing a cover picture at the top as well as change the background.

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The event organisers chose to place the ticketing information on the main page. This is a great feature for event organisers who want to make buying tickets easy and effortless for event attendees.

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The event organisers have also created various ticket types such as an early bird discount and a group discount ticket that encourages event attendees to bring their colleagues and friends along.

It manages to be both professional-looking as well as laid back and fun, totally befitting a professional networking event.

Check out the latest Chill Out event here!

3) Creatory Vol. 1 2014

We just can’t get enough of the mosaic design in the background and how the fonts and colours all align in pastel heaven. You can be extremely creative with your event design on EventNook’s platform without necessarily knowing how to code!

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4) Continental Amazing Race

If you don’t have much time to design a whole new EventNook website page, you can easily upload a pre-designed poster and still have a great-looking page!

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What EventNook does great is to allow you to add on any kind of information for your event participants that a poster or email newsletter cannot! To help event participants choose the correct T-shirt design, the event organisers included a handy page here.

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5) Santacon 2013

Santacon is a series of different events spread across 3 days and the event organisers have effectively used EventNook’s functions to highlight information for each day, without cluttering the main page.

We love their humorous design, featuring many Santas hanging on a line, to form a great design border for the poster.

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While Santacon has a great poster design, rather than just re-uploading their poster, they made sure to fully utilise EventNook’s online event page by choosing a great pastel green background and also including a smaller banner with all the most essential details under Organizer’s Contact Info!

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6) Vi.bran.se: An Interactive Exhibition of Local Social Enterprises

Vi.bran.se makes use of the multimedia nature of EventNook’s platform with a video. Having multiple forms of content helps the event organisers increase frequency and intensity of attendee engagement.

To add videos, simply click the “insert video” icon and paste the url:

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The use of bright colours in the background and foreground, the interesting fonts as well as the video creates a vibrant page indeed!

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Get creative on EventNook’s online registration and ticketing platform today!

Whether it’s free or paid, EventNook can help you with online event registrationevent ticketing and onsite event registration and check-in!

 for Free events!

 

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How you can minimise stress on event day

You have the event plan etched in your brain and you have briefed your staff for the umpteenth time. You find yourself pacing the floor, just wondering when something will crop up and ruin your plans.

As event planners, there is always that nagging feeling that something will go awry on event day. That is because things you never anticipated to happen have happened! But the best event planners are those that can sooth those nerves and not allow it to consume their spark and energy on event day.

These are a few ways you can minimise stress on event day so that you can remain focused on executing a great event and enjoy the process more.

Photo Credits: Attendly.com
Photo Credits: Attendly.com

1. Consider a Plan C

Plan B is not enough.

Although there is no need to put too much effort into executing contingency plans, you should still think about all the possible things that could crop up and devise mini plans to deal with them.

For instance, consider what happens if you have an over or undersubscribed event. Know what you need to compromise ahead of time and your priorities so that you can make decisions on the fly when bad occurrences force you to scrap some of your plans.

Photo Credits: thecitycollection.org
Photo Credits: thecitycollection.org

Give yourself buffer time to deal with last minute things that crop up. The key thing is to think of the worst case scenario (that is likely) and a solution to it. If luck stays on your side, then use the buffer time as time to take a breather. Remaining calm can help you prevent careless mistakes and minimise stress.

2. Consistent face-to-face communication

Run through important details with staff and third-party suppliers or partners in person as much as possible. Remember, physical contact > skype > phone calls > whatsapp, texts and emails > social media.

A lot of stress and unexpected problems crop up because of miscommunication or lack of communication. Ensure that you clear any misunderstandings, set expectations and verify assumptions through face-to-face communication. Even if you do use online methods of communication, always follow up with a couple of face-to-face meeting or Skype (if it’s impossible to meet physically).

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3. Keep up with social media

Social media and email response rates are vital evidences for event planners to stay up to date with public sentiments about the event and pre-empt problems.

Keeping updated constantly gives event planners the opportunity to solve the problems and correct negative sentiments in time. Consistently engage your audience up to event day so that you won’t get shocked by a sudden drop in attendance. Moreover, engaging your audience effectively can increase event awareness as well as keep your event in your event-goers’ memory.

4. Event management software

There are plenty of free and paid software providers in the market. Event management software can help event planners focus on the most critical aspects of the event. By outsourcing tedious, repetitive and yet essential processes, event planners are relieved of the stress of overseeing these tasks and can be more flexible and creative in making the event memorable.

Event management software such as EventNook offers a fully integrated online to onsite registration solution, helping you deal with the stress of event ticketing, event registration, onsite event check-in and event tactical promotion. You can easily set-up event micro-sites without having to code while the user-friendly iPad app dashboard helps you monitor event attendance easily.

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5. Have a good night sleep and a full breakfast

Noone wants to work with a stressed out, overtired and hungry event planner. Do yourself and your team a favour by taking care of your well-being. This will help you stay alert so that you are able to think on the spot and remain undaunted in the face of unexpected problems

 

Minimise event stress today with EventNook’s online ticketing and registration solution!

Whether it’s free or paid, EventNook can help you with online event registrationevent ticketing and onsite event registration and check-in!

 and for Free events!

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[Feature Update] Make Event Site Look great with cover image (header image)

Once again we’re excited to bring you a new feature we added this week. If you’ve been organising events using EventNook for online event registration, you might’ve noticed the empty space at the top of your event page.

Now with this new feature, you’ve the option of adding a cover image to make your event page look even more amazing!

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If you want your event page to look even better, contact us and we can customise your event page to your specifications.

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If you need help on how to add your cover image, just visit our help guide at http://help.eventnook.com/site/article/153710043/add-cover-image

Just let us know if you have any feedback, we always appreciate your feedback!

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How to add facebook page like box in the event page?

This week, we added a small but useful feature to allow event organizers to be able to simply add their facebook page like box in the event page to increase their facebook social media engagement with their audience who visit the event page.

The facebook is more and more becoming a very important online channel to promote your events and reach out to your audience. As an event organizer, you also want to get attendees to follow your facebook page to communicate with your audience for updates, event information, promotions, etc before and during the event. And it’s also very useful to continue to engage with your audience after the event as well for upcoming activities and events.

When you create the event, you can simply enter your facebook page URL under the “Event Information” section. Please see the example below:

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How to add facebook page like box in the event page in eventnook

Here is an example of Facebook Likebox that will be displayed in the event page:

Facebook Like box in the event page on eventnook
Facebook Like box in the event page on eventnook

Please let us know if you have any feedbacks and we would love to hear it from you.

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[Feature Update] How to end / close your online event registration in one click.

We’re excited to introduce to you EventNook’s new feature, it is a minor function which allows the event organizers to end/close the registration in one click. If you are an event organizer using EventNook for your event registration, you may have notice that an individual ticket under your event have an option to be hidden or closed for registration.

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However, if you have multiple ticket types in your event and you want to close the registration for all tickets, it may be a little bit of a hassle to update individually. You can now choose to deactivate your event registration or end the registration with just one click.

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Asia’s most comprehensive parenting event! – Rise & Shine Live Great Carnival 2014

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Hollywood star Liam Neeson, father of two once said “Every cliché about kids is true, they grow up so quickly, you blink and they are gone, and you have to spend the time with them now. But that’s a joy”. This June, Asia’s most comprehensive parenting event is back! Rise and Shine 2014 guarantees twice as much fun, learning and playing. Enjoy some precious family moments through cheerful activities and bonding over picnic at The Lawn. Lots of games, prizes and yummy treats have been planned just for you and your precious little ones. Experience breakfast with your family at Rise & Shine Live Great Carnival like never before! So mark your calendar for this remarkable event!

SATURDAY 14TH JUNE  2014 | THE LAWN AT MARINA BAY | 0800AM – 1230PM

If you have not heard about Rise and Shine, they are Asia’s first Children’s Health and Development Expo. Three freshly minted mothers sharing the same goals of having their own kids to live happily and grow up to be healthy and strong, with a team of core consultants put together their skills and knowledge to share and help families bond better as well as motherhood to be more smooth sailing. Rise & Shine Singapore had also organized several other events ranging from family bonding, parenthood, motherhood, children well-being to their education and enrichment.

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You can also visit: Ask the Experts for any concerns or enquire on any queries you may relate your child/children to.

EventNook is proud to be the online event registration and ticketing partner for Rise & Shine Expo. For more event registration or more events organized by Rise and Shine 2014, visit: Rise and Shine Expo 2014

 

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Capture. EventNook – Banner Design Contest

With the aim to promote creativity and imagination, EventNook has created an event exclusively for design talents and students! We are looking for people with passion and flair in designing and have an eye for detail to improve our current website banner. If you are good at photography or designing, you are the talent we are looking for!

Winning entries will be shortlisted by us and the number of likes your design can generate on your Facebook. The top winning entry will be used as EventNook’s website header. Acknowledgement and recognition will be given to the winner as part of our contest objective as well!

As long as you are 18 years old and above, you are welcome to join our contest!
Time and tide wait for no man.
So what are you waiting for? Let your creativity and imaginative juices flow now!
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Simply visit our event page and check out on the contest details and requirements!
Sign up now at
http://eventnook.com/event/captureeventnook

Hurry, before our contest ends on 15 June 2014!

P.S. Attractive prizes are to be won!

Seat selection for your events? No worries, EventNook has a solution for you.

EventNook would like to share some small tip with you whilst creating your event with us! In view of improving our customer care service, our admins had been occasionally trying out our own platform and brainstorming on how we can improve to serve you better. We understand that as event organizers, you might face various unpredictable circumstances as well as having
issue searching for the most suitable event registration platform. EventNook focus on making registration and ticketing fast, easy and smooth on general admission as well as free seating type of events.

However, we have a solution for you! If your event requires a seating plan for your guests such as corporate dinner & dance events, social event, filmography or movie events etc., you can simply create one on your own!EventNook is here to save your day!

One of EventNook’s organizers (Boon Lay CC) had cleverly utilized Google Spreadsheet to facilitate their seating plan and it had successfully supported their event! Spriderman event registration page

With the given Google spreadsheet link, they had allowed attendees to email them on their selected seat(s) preference on a first-come-first served basis.

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You can try it on your own too!


Step 1:  Go to Google Documents, click on the CREATE button and select Spreadsheet.

Step 2: With the floor plan of your theatre/stage/seating plan, you can then design your own seating plan!

Step 3: Once you are done, click on the Share button at the top right.
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Step 4: You may now share it with your team members to view and to make any changes to the event’s seating plan!

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Step 5: Share the link generated by Google Spreadsheet on your EventNook’s event registration page and allow attendees to pick their preferred seats.

Step 5Voilà! There you go! This spreadsheet guide provides you with an alternative to other more costly paid-ticketing platform as it effectively complements your EventNook registration page without incurring extra costs. If that isn’t enough for you to consider, you can try setting up both the spreadsheet and your event registration page, it will take you less than 20 minutes for the whole process.

How great is that? Definitely worth a try! For more updates and tips on event registrations, stay tune with us!

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