JazzBuffalo is getting a homepage makeover. The growing jazz media platform set its sights on a cleaner design and easier access to events and news to meet the growing interests of jazz fans. The new homepage will present events, a featured event, and stories more readily than previously. Making it easier for JazzBuffalo’s readers to see and navigate to events and stories that interest them.
The design changes launched today help make navigation accessible for both the desktop and mobile versions. Offering jazz audiences continued handy information on events and venue locations, as well as, relevant news and articles.
In the new design, there is less “white” space and scrolling. Allowing for an updated focus on relevant “blocks” of information people want to see. The redesigned homepage will include:
Upcoming Events: rotating three events by dates with “Read More” links and a link to all upcoming events in a list, weekly, monthly, or photo format
Featured Event: highlighting of a featured event with a “Read More” link
Stories: articles, news, and the weekly “Jazz In Town” newsletter will have its own presentation block with the ability to scroll through stories, click on the “Read More” button, and have full access to all stories via a “View All Stories” link
Newsletter Sign Up: with the growing interest in receiving the weekly newsletter, the redesigned homepage makes it easier for people to now sign up with email addresses
Submit An Event: the redesign also makes the ability for venues and musicians to submit their events to be added to the calendar easier and available directly on the homepage
Our Partners: the site will continue to highlight the significant partners of JazzBuffalo and an area the media platform will continue to expand.
Tony Zambito, Founder and Executive Director of JazzBuffalo states:
“Our goal was to make changes that reflect what we heard from audiences; giving our readers and jazz fans the content they wanted and needed, upfront and with easier access. We are happy to give our readers the experience they were asking for. We truly want to make jazz available to everyone.”
The site will make it easier for JazzBuffalo readers and jazz fans to find jazz in the community. Likewise, find out more about upcoming artists visiting the area. And, make it easier for venues and musicians to get their events in front of people interested in finding jazz.
JazzBuffalo will be working on further changes in the near future. Most notably, offering the ability to purchase tickets to events via Eventbrite without having to leave the website. In addition, creating a means for sponsors, readers, and fans to support JazzBuffalo through monthly giving capabilities.
In less than two years, the digital media platform has been met with growing popularity. Becoming an integral part of the community’s way of finding events of interests. JazzBuffalo thanks the team of Damian Dodd, Greg Hennessey, Doug Kern, and Alexandra Helms at Marketing Tech Online for their stellar redesign efforts.
The new homepage is now available at the following link: JazzBuffalo