Mandarin Quarterly is a North American Chinese publication for business professionals, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Mandarin Quarterly approached Crux Creative to redesign their site featuring news articles, a distribution map, and other useful information. In addition, they also wanted us to increase the site’s functionality to include a business directory, events listings, and an event ticket purchasing system. They also had the unique need to have multiple sites for each city they serve as a local publication along with the ability to add new cities.
Crux delivered a website that was capable of including very complex front-end systems that could be easily managed using the back end of the content management system. Their new website also features a full-service directory listing that includes everything from local gyms to stadiums, an extensive event list of all events going on in the area, and the capability to sell and deliver e-tickets for these activities. Plus, Crux Creative implemented a system in which Mandarin Quarterly can clone a site with the click of a button to create a website for each new city added to the network that has the same functionality as the original site.