Widgets are a great way to enhance your existing website. With widgets you can show off upcoming events and coupon promotions in a variety of ways and in different places. They help you accomplish several things:
- Keep your website updated with fresh content
- Communicate to people know what you have going on
- Drive traffic with Events and Promotions
What are the Widgets?
Widgets are basically visual blocks of data which are interactive in some way. With Squareberry, the widgets are designed to show off upcoming Events and Promotions that you have scheduled.
There are several types of widgets in Squareberry...
The List Widget is commonly used on Home Page and sidebars on websites. It offers a simple vertical list of upcoming events and you have the ability to control the number of upcoming events it shows.
The Day Widget shows simple day cells (like you would see on a full month calendar) but only shows the number of days you want shown.
The Landscape Slider Widget delivers scrolling panels of upcoming events and promotions. Viewers can scroll through or click to see the full details. The Landscape Slider can scroll vertically or horizontally. It is great for enhancing a home page or even the footer of a website.
The Portrait Slider Widget is the newest widget in Squareberry and offers a strong visual presentation. Its behavior is similar to the Landscape Slider, but the information is presented in a taller more visually striking manner. The Portrait Slider could greatly enhance a website home page or be used on internal pages.
With both slider widgets, the panels are automatically generated. If your event/promo has an image in it, the image is seen. If it does not have an image, a small map for the location is seen. If it does not have a location, then only the text content is shown.
All of these widgets can add visual appeal to your website. They also help to keep people updated and drive real world traffic. It is important to communicate the events and promotions you have going on. All of the widgets automatically update based on your schedule in Squareberry, so there is no need to keep updating them on your website at all.