Use Cases

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Simple Usage Examples

If you are just getting started, following are some simple examples to show you how you can use deepWidget to enhance your website or blog.

  • Simple sticker. See this widget in action at the top-left corner of this page.

    This widget allows you to put up an image on the page to draw user's attention to what you want to promote. The 'sticker' will stay at a fixed position of your choice, regardless of how your user scroll the page. It is simple to apply because there is no need for you to alter the layout of your current webpage. You need to supply only one image and one target URL, so when your user clicks on the widget he/she will be taken to your target page. The image can be an image with transparency, which means that sticker can blend seamlessly into your page.

  • Corner peel. See this widget in action at the top-right corner of this page.

    This widget allows you to place a high-quality animation of a curling page at upper-right corner of your webpage. The widget displays a teaser curling animation to draw user's attention to what you want to promote. The widget will stay at a fixed position regardless of how your user scroll the page. It is simple to apply because there is no need for you to alter the layout of your current webpage. You need to supply only one image and one target URL, so when your user clicks on the widget he/she will be taken to your target page.

If you need help with creating polished graphics, please contact us at design@smesh.net

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Enterprise deepWidgets

What's an Enterprise deepWidget? It is not your run-of-the-mill simple widget, but rather it is a miniature web applicaiton with highly polished design and sophisticated functions that is meant for serious business purposes. An Enterprise deepWidget is easy to deploy and manage just like its simpler siblings, bue due to its rich functionality it is not meant for you if you are looking for something simple.

Given below is an Enterprise Event Countdown deepWidget demonstrated in the context of a college athletic website. You can view and play with this Event Countdown widget live at the bottom of this page.

This deepWidget offers the following features:

  • Multiple-event countdown. Shows countdowns for many events simultaneously. Perfect for schools or organizations that have many time-critical events going on at the same time.
  • Event-specific cross-selling buttons. Increase your revenue by giving your users instant access to other services related to your specific event, such as for buying tickets to the venue, subscribing to video/audio services, text articles, sport stats, etc.
  • Driven by RSS feed. The event schedule is driven by a RSS feed, so that no manual maintenance of the schedule is needed.
  • Accurate countdown. The countdown stays accurate even if viewer has incorrect clock setting on his/her computer.
  • Hide/show. User can hide the widget if they have no interest in seeing it.
  • Multi-site deployment. Deploy this widget to as many webpages as you want, and you still can manage them collectively with ease. If you want the same
  • Brandability. This deepWidget can be easily skinned through the deepWidget administration portal.
  • Sponsorship ad. Multiple spots on the widget are available for displaying advertisement. This is suitable for showing house ads, or paid sponsorship ads.
  • Synchronized behavior. Want to display a promotional message one hour before game time? Want to display many sponsorship ads at the exact moment when a game starts? You can achieve all these by combining this Event Countdown widget with other deepWidgets for best effect.
  • Analytics. All of user's interaction with such a deepWidget are tracked, so it is possible find detailed information such as which event is most popular, which cross-selling button is most effective, etc.

This use case is a demonstration of what's possible with an Enterprise deepWidget. If you have specific needs for a sophisticated widget like this, please do not hesitate to contact us at bizdev@smesh.net.

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Promotion and Advertisement

Are you responsible for conducting promotional/advertisement campaign on your company's website? Our deepWidget can empower you to gain control of your website like nothing else out there.

Following are what you get with deepWidget:

  • Instant deployment. Add, remove, and customize your promotions with just a couple of clicks. You get to see the intended end result right on your webpage immediately. No code change is needed for the ongoing management of your widgets, so you don't have to depend on a web developer for deploying every little change that you need.
  • High-quality promotional deepWidgets. We offer a gallery of highly polished and effective promotional widgets. Since we built our widgets for use by many, we can afford to polish our widget to a high-level of usability and visual appeal. For examples of this, please see the Corner Peel widget at the upper-right corner of this page, or the Events Countdown widget at the bottom of this page. To see more, click here to view our deepWidget gallery.
  • Easy customization. Our deepWidgets can be customized easily using a simple administration UI. No web programming knowledge is needed.
  • Ease of deployment. Many of our promotional deepWidgets are of the floating type and can be added or removed at will without requiring layout change to an existing webpage. This means that you can put up a promotion at a moment's notice, without having to turn it into a major re-design discussion.
  • Business-oriented deepWidgets. Our widgets are designed by UI experts who know what it takes to create effective promotions. We offer many creative and visually appealing ways to attract your users' attention to your promotion.
  • Large-scale deployment. Do you need to deploy the same promotion to hundreds of different webpages, but expect each page to be somewhat different in look, behavior, or how they are tracked? We have an architecture that will allow you to do this with ease.
  • Synchronized promotion. Want to display a promotional message one hour before an important event? Want to display many sponsorship ads at the exact moment when a game starts? You can achieve all these by creating time-triggered synchronized effects among several deepWidgets.
  • Analytics. All user interactions with your promotional deepWidget are tracked using Google Analytics, so you have detailed information regarding how effective your promotion is. You get this benefit instantly through our deepWidget, so you don't need to start a web development project just to gain this capability.

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at bizdev@smesh.net.

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Content Syndication

Do you have multi-media contents that you want to display on many websites that you don't own? We have a unique solution that will make it much easier for you to do so.

Following is an actual case that highlights the problem of large-scale content syndication, we well as the benefits of the deepWidget solution.

A media company X manages the media properties of many professional sport leagues that involves more than one hundred individual team websites. Company X has developed a media player that is meant to be embeded on each team website, so that media specific to each team can be easily made accessible to its fans. The media player is made available as embed code that can be inserted onto each team's website with relative ease.

Despite the high-quality media player and the content management system (i.e., CMS) that are already in place for this project, company X nonetheless faces the following obstacles:

  • Slow adoption. Many teams are slow in accepting the media player for embedding onto their websites. The main reason being that in many cases doing so require making changes to the overall layout of the website, and such a change is not taken lightly since it involves many people in the decision making process. It also does not help that most of these team websites have their own unique webpage layout, created by different website developers.
  • Ongoing Management headache. The placement of the media player on the team website is seasonal. Some time after the sport season is over, the media player is meant to be removed or replaced with something else. However, making such change request to each team website is always a slow process.
  • Large-scale customization. The professional leagues and teams involved in this deployment require that the player is deployed with some level of customization such as branding or tracking. Company X faces two choices: either that the CMS needs to be extended to accommodate such customization, including improvement in the UI to make it easier to handle more than one hundred target sites; or that the script for the media player needs to be customized individually for each team site. Neither of the two approaches is desirable due to the amount of work involved.

Following are what deepWidget brings to the table:

  • Ease of deployment. We offer an unique widget wrapping technology that instantly turns an embed player, such as the media player mentioned above, into a sophisticated placement-neutral player. The player retains all of its functions, but it becomes a draggable panel and can be collapsed to a side tab with customizable positioning. The net effect is that this makes it much easier for the team sites to accept the player since it entails no layout change on their website.
  • Re-deployment without code change. Our deepWidget technology allows the player to be added, removed, or customized at will without any further action needed from the managers of the respective team websites. Any widget from the deepWidget gallery, such as game countdown or promotions, also can be added, removed, or customized in a simliar way for this project. To make this come true, only an one-time deployment of one line of code to each team website is needed at the start of the project.
  • Ease of customization. The deepWidget technology allows each widget deployed to be easily customized at either the league-level or the team-level from a central location. For example, it is possible for each player to be customized with specific logo or tracking ID as needed.

The case study given above is more complex than most situations. If your needs for syndication is simpler, the deepWidget solution is certainly still applicable. This case study is given here to demonstrate that the deepWidget solution will cover your needs from the simplest type to highly complex cases.

If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us at bizdev@smesh.net.

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Small/Medium Business and Professional Websites

If you are responsible for a website with no staff, no knowledge of HTML, and no budget, but you nonetheless want to turn your website into a dynamic and effective marketing tool, then you have very little choice on the market today. The use of deepWidget will help you change all that.

Following are the benefits you will gain from using deepWidget:

  • Easy to use. You can add our widgets to your webpage and customize it with just a few clicks. You can preview the result right on your webpage before you publish it. You can add more widgets or remove previous added widgets at anytime through our easy-to-use administration portal. Aside from an one-time setup, you don't need to see or handle any webpage code. It simply cannot be easier than this, and there is nothing like this on the market today!
  • Have it Here and Now! You can add the widget that you need in a matter of seconds. Change your promotions anytime or switch to a new promotion in just a couple of clicks. No need to wait days or weeks for your web developer to do the work for you.
  • Free. Many of our widgets are free for your use. In return for your free usage, we will place discrete ads near the widget to cover our cost. You may choose to remove the ads by subscribing to our very affordable monthly plan.
  • Gallery of widgets. We have an ever-expanding gallery of widgets for you to choose from. These are high-quality widgets designed by our user interface experts, and in many cases they are better than what you may get from hiring a web developer to do it for you. Our widgets are also designed with your business in mind, which is unlike many widgets on the market today that actually turn your website into an information outlet for other companies.
  • Instant web analytics. Do you want to know who/how/when are people accessing your website? Do you want to know how effective your promotion is? You can have such information by simply using our widgets onto your webpage. There is no need to pay for a web development projects in order to gain such capability.

We have many widgets in our ever-expanding gallery that you can use. Following are some examples:

  • News through Twitter. Announce the latest news on your website by simply tweeting from your cell phone. Your tweets are organized in an easy-to-view floating panel that you user can minimize and dock to the side of your webpage. You can add this widget to your website without having to change your page layout.
  • On-screen sticker. This widget allows you to put up an image on the page to draw user's attention to what you want to promote. The 'sticker' will stay at a fixed position of your choice, regardless of how your user scroll the page. See this widget in action at the top-left corner of this page.
  • Corner peel. This widget allows you to place a high-quality animation of a curling page at upper-right corner of your webpage. The widget displays a teaser curling animation to draw user's attention to what you want to promote. The widget will stay at a fixed position regardless of how your user scroll the page. See this widget in action at the top-right corner of this page.

Ready to try it out? Click here to start using deepWidget now!