It’s been six months since our last Eventsage development update, and the Coding Elves (Michael and I) have been busy in that time.

So let’s take a look at what we’ve been up to in this Eventsage Development Update…

 

Development Update_Dethe & Michael

 

1. Completed Website Redesign

We finished the rollout of our new site design. This took longer than expected but all the site pages have been transitioned now. Not only does this improve the general look and feel of the site, but by moving away from using the Angular framework, we were able to ditch a metric ton of Javascript and a fair chunk of CSS. This means pages will now load faster and can also be indexed by search engines, improving your search results. This helps us with future development too, because we were able to simplify how we build pages and make everything more consistent. This means we will be able to bring great new features to you that much faster!

 

2. Introduced New Event Wizard

We also rebuilt our Event Wizard, making it a lot easier and faster for you to plan events with Eventsage. This is the core of what we do, so everything we can do to make it easier for you is a huge win! Striking a balance between power and completeness vs. ease of use is always a challenge, especially with all the different types of suppliers you can book through Eventsage, but we’re pretty happy with how it turned out. Of course, if you have ideas for how we can make event bookings even easier, we’re always happy to hear about it! Tell us in the comments section below or send us an email at team@eventsage.com

Photos below show the difference in layout between our old vs. our new Event Wizard:

NEW VERSION

Development Update_New Wizard

OLD VERSION

Development Update_Old Wizard

 

3. The Little Details & Our Sage Board

Along with rebuilding the fundamentals of our site, we’ve been working hard to make the site load faster, scale better, be easier to use, and be more responsive on mobile. Every site that has been around more than a couple of years has its share of rough edges and we’ve been trying to get those polished down as much as we can. For instance, we’ve redesigned the Sage Board to be a better dashboard into all your planned events, giving you more control over when you contact suppliers with booking requests, and re-organized some of the supplier categories to be clearer.

Development Update_Sage Board

Behind the scenes there’s a lot of work you should never see: adding code quality tests, refactoring for consistency, removing obscure bugs, building for scaling and growth, etc. We’re a small team, but we care deeply about providing you with the best possible experience for planning events to make your life easier.

Development Update _ Dethe & Michael

Because the reason we’re here is to help you become an event planning rockstar!

Sage Advice

Change is the only thing that is ever constant and we’re constantly changing things over here! As such, since we’re here to help you, we would love your feedback on these updates. Check out our new Event Wizard and Sage Board here, and let us know what you think in the comments below or via email at team@eventsage.com.

 

Dethe Elza

Dethe Elza

Dethe spends his free time writing, volunteering, and mentoring. He has been a web developer for as long as there has been a web. He is the Senior Developer at Eventsage.

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