Mandarin Quarterly is a North American Chinese publication for business professionals, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. Mandarin Quarterly approached Crux 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 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.