Building a custom content management system for ChicagoKids.com
Chicago Kids is a leading online parent resource for everything related to children’s activities in Chicago.
Our challenge was to rethink and build a new site that could handle the 100,000 unique visitors a month it had, and all the data associated with a blog and busy event calendar. Our main task was to find a better way to handle information so that users could go through resources and events in an easy, intuitive way.
Chicago Kids also needed a system to manage featured resources based in paid advertisements.
By using technologies like ASP.NET MVC 4 and SQL Server 2012, We were able to build a complete, custom content management system. The web application would allowed Chicago Kids staff to manage all the content of the website like Events, Resources and even contests in one central location. Now the team at ChicagoKids.com are able to filter, search and post data, including social links that allow users to share findings on their social channels. We also built a feature that will allow website visitors the ability to submit their own events and add reviews, so other parents had a better sense of the experiences posted. The featured resources task was addressed by giving the admin full control on sponsored links.
These days, ChicagoKids.com still enjoys a top position in the local market, with consistent top-ranking search engine placement and a continually expanding audience.
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