Major changes to event websites for Devon and Dorset

Major changes to event websites for Devon and Dorset

If you’re one of the 5,000+ organisations using Devonshire magazine’s What’s On platform to promote your events, then you need to be aware of major changes that we’ve made to aid expansion across the South West.

We’ve have to confess being caught out by the rapid growth and public use of this website network – what we’d originally devised wasn’t going to work across multiple counties, but the new scheme will resolve issues.  We’re shortly to complete 3 event websites which will give complete coverage of Dorset. Devon already has 7 main regional event websites spanning the whole county. The domain name changes won’t really affect the public searching for What’s On information, but it’s important if you’re an event organiser, to take note of the changes.

The platform we’d initially called Event Hub is now HubCast.  With regard to naming of websites, the below shows the domain changes:

Formerly:   eastdevonhub.co.uk           Now:    hubcast.co.uk/eastdevon

New county level website
We’re currently working on a top level county website model which will be rolled out for Devon (and other counties).  Event data will be streamed from across the 7 regional websites and the website will show top level events such as theatre, festivals, live music, etc.

New mobile version
The mobile traffic we receive on HubCast amounts to well over 50% of the total traffic for the network, so having an easy-to-use, low signal strength mobile version is extremely important.  Our existing version has been widely applauded by users, but was lacking several functions. We’re also making further improvements to the interface, this being in the pipeline for release later this year.

HubCast mobile version

HubCast mobile version

 

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Nigel Jones

Nigel has been publishing magazines since 1995 (some 20+ years now). Passionate about our countryside and heritage, the magazines reflect this interest. Nigel's the Editor of the DEVONSHIRE magazine which he established in 2009 and founder of the innovative HUBCAST event promotion platform which launched in 2011