Uwishunu is a resource for the need-to-know Philadelphia events, bars, museums, hotels, restaurants, festivals, and more. While Uwishunu is the official tourism blog of Philadelphia and The Countryside®, their goal is to serve anyone who wants to know where the good stuff is going down in Philly.
WebDevStudios worked in collaboration with Tom Rose from Slurve to redesign the existing website and update it with a new look and fresh functionality that better served the needs of Uwishunu’s visitors. We migrated content from their old site, built out the design, and transformed the traditional blog format that Uwishunu previously had into a much more complex media layout. The new design makes it easier for Uwishunu to feature high-priority content, as well as provides different ways for older content to remain accessible throughout the site.
Note: The website design and development work completed by WebDevStudios for this client may no longer be available and could have been altered since its creation.
Advanced Google Maps Integration
One of the ways that Uwishunu organizes their content is with roundups, which are a series of related things to do in Philly that are collected in one post with generation info, locations, and links. With the new site, their roundups now include a complex Google Maps integration that allows visitors to find events and locations with ease. The map includes crucial details of the when and where, as well as scrolls with you when you shift to a slightly different location, and can be expanded for narrowing down where you want to be.
While we build with mobile responsiveness in mind for every site, Uwishunu.com’s mobile responsiveness was especially high priority as the vast majority of their traffic is comprised of visitors using their handheld devices to figure out where in Philly to go next. In the case of Uwishunu, we prioritized creating a highly thoughtful mobile design that remained useful while still being highly complex, and the event calendar creates a mobile snapshot that is easy to parse no matter what device their visitors are using.
Complex Weekly Event Calendar
The event calendar is one of the most significant components of custom development that Uwishunu wanted updated on their site. The interactive events calendar is organized by week, with a focus on what is coming up soon. Visitors can filter for weekend events only, as well as look for specific dates with the date picker that follows them and is easily adjusted. The event calendar is also useful for the site admin side by allowing for greater flexibility for adding events with varied and/or specific times and days, which was a struggle with the previous site set up.