Design beautiful pages with our custom content builder
The past years content marketing has become a rising star. Websites have more and more content: blog posts, ebooks, videos, infographics … Yet not many content management systems are up for this challenge.
The layout of new pages look mundane and crosslinks within the website are not - or hardly - possible. VIAA shared the same opinion and for their new website we built a custom content builder.
Creative layouts within a well-defined framework
Based on the different types of content and the design we created around 40 dynamic content blocks for the new website of VIAA. The webmaster of VIAA determines the content of the blocks or links them with existing items like news, projects and team members. It’s not necessary to enter the information again as the linked content rolls out automatically.
The content blocks give VIAA the possibility to control the layout of pages and news items. A content block has always a full width to avoid weird white spaces. The design of the blocks and the website go hand in hand: no matter which blocks are placed under each other, they always look in sync with the design. Our custom content builder gives VIAA - and other clients - more creative freedom but always within a defined grid and according to the design of the website.
Marlies Project Manager Marcom VIAA: “VIAA is a young organisation that grows rapidly and the website must follow the same pace. We no longer wanted a strict structure. Thanks to Code d'Or we can design new pages without the help of a developer or designer.”
Drag & drop
User friendliness is key, and not only for your website. Our content management system is easy to use and we expected the same from our content builder. We developed a ‘drag & drop’ system: you drag the visually created content blocks on a white surface and immediately see the layout of your page. You work directly in the final layout and add texts, images and crosslinks to existing items. You know exactly how your page will look, which is great.
Marlies: “The content builder is built clear and intuitive. It’s not difficult for colleagues and temporary workforces to work with it.”
Although we developed the basis of our custom content builder, we need to create the different content blocks for each project from scratch. The client, designer and front-end developers work closely together to determine the amount, structure and design. Thanks to the content builder your website will truly stand out. You can easily add crosslinks that lead the visitor from one page to another.
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At Code d’Or we are a really tight crew. Each one of us has his own specialty and by joining forces we lift both one-time projects and year-long collaborations to the next level. Do you wish to discuss a project or show us your talent? We'd love to meet you.