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Top photography sites launched from new development platform

16:50 on Tue, 23 Jun 2009 | 0 Comments

Further’s web development team has created a unique platform for launching a series of websites for the Archant Specialist’s market-leading consumer magazine portfolio.

The platform, 100% developed by Further Development Director Joe Gass and the in-house development team will enable far more customer engagement than the previous sites by having reusable modules that include editorial, forums, galleries and user generated content with user galleries, comments, user ratings, friends and messaging.

Photography Monthly at http://www.photographymonthly.com/ was the first to be launched off the new platform and was designed by Further’s design team. Since going live in February, the new site has had quite a reaction.

By May 2009 the site had seen a 230% increase in unique visitors year on year. Page views have also doubled per unique visitor. Better still, magazine subscriptions sold from the site are up 300%.

The title’s Facebook page has gained 1800 visitor members since launch and the Twitter account has achieved 1440 Twitter followers.

The second site, Professional Photographer, http://www.professionalphotographer.co.uk/ went live in early June and features include the opportunity for users to upload your work to the portfolio section for a fee, gaining the photographer greater exposure and the title additional revenues.

A new site for Sport Diver, the leading PADI- approved Scuba Diving magazine is planned to be the next project developed from the platform.

Find out why you should use Further's design and development team for your company's next site. Call Louisa on 01603 878240 or email [email protected]

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