Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center
By Marc Reifenrath on November 6, 2012 in New Websites
We're pleased to announce the launch of the new Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center website. Located in Cedar Falls, Iowa on the University of Northern Iowa campus, GBPAC has been a staple in the community for many years. Three state-of-the-art concert halls, a soaring lobby, and the best acoustics in Iowa provide audiences an unparalleled environment for enjoying live music, theatre, dance and opera performances.
Redesign: Look and Feel
As seasons change, so do the GBPAC print materials. The redesign started with a brand new look and feel with a flexible background image easy enough for GBPAC to modify on their own. These small details keep a cohesive visual design across both web and print.
It is important that patrons get exactly what they want as soon as they hit the homepage. The new layout focuses on just that. A promotional banner, Upcoming Events calendar, and Artist Series list highlight a visually appealing and easy to use interface.
Upcoming Event Details
Event details pages offer event specific information, and allow users to view the seating map, buy tickets, and ultimately get the information they came for. All events (upcoming and past) are easily created and editable within the Spinternet interface. GBPAC has full control of the content on the page including the event overview, photos, sponsors, and more.
As patrons rely on the website for information, it's vital that the GBPAC website remains up-to-date with minimal effort. Because events are tied to the Spinternet calendar shown on the homepage, they are always up-to-date and can even be marked as "Sold Out" or "Limited Seating". Once an event date has passed, they are automatically archived as past events.