Visit Union Square is San Francisco's #1 visitor destination website for shopping, dining, hotels and entertainment. This comprehensive information resource provides both local and out-of-town and international visitors with a tool for planning a visit to this historic neighborhood.
Visit Union Square’s prior website was not the visual showcase it could have been for the luxury shops, restaurants and hotels of this upscale, historic neighborhood. The digital experience fell flat next to the vibrant real life experience of visiting this gem of San Francisco. Layers of architecture and an outdated platform with poor load speed buried and withheld content. Users couldn’t sort information easily, especially on mobile devices. This unrefined website didn’t help visitors plan a pleasurable visit to one of San Francisco’s favorite hot spots.
The Project6 team started by creating an image-driven design that would mirror the cosmopolitan, vibrant location it represented. The new design is clean, sophisticated and fresh and compliments the retailers featured on informative detail pages. It emphasizes a smooth, intuitive user experience for both mobile and desktop users. The playful naming in the navigation invites users to explore the many rich attractions of the area. Using Drupal 8 as the content management system improved load time issues. Behind the scenes, Google Analytics is configured to quantify data demonstrating the website’s ability to drive and convert users from website browsing to in-store purchase.
The new website has transformed a mediocre digital visit into an exciting destination experience. Visitors are now immediately engaged by a bold website that matches the grandeur of historical Union Square. Users can create a personal itinerary to manage their visits. Content is concise and easily sortable. Business owners have a clear sense of their return on investment. Finally, the new website is elegantly mobile responsive. With great curb appeal, Visit Union Square now beats to the heart of San Francisco.