Thursday, 08 September 2011 22:47

GauchosPlay 3.0 Goes Live

In Color Digital Communities, is pleased to announe the offical go-live of the newly streamlined version of our website, Throughout a long campaign to complete the litany of reference data necessary for successful adoption of the site, our student team has significantly fulfilled that task.

In Color wishes to thank the student team leaders, Rochelle Farnum, John Batikian and Zac Weinberg. A big thank you also goes to Kelsey Gagliardi and Julian Stahl. truly is now a mature Content Management System, rich with important content, specifically for UCSB Recreational Sports. Site admins efficietly oversee all content while program and team leaders have access to their respective microsites. Simply put, the administrative hierarchy makes it easy for content to reamin fresh and pertinent.

UPDATE: For the first month of the 2011 Fall Quater, traffic has doubled year-over-year!

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Thursday, 16 September 2010 14:33 2.0

gauchosplay.comIn Color Digital Communities is please to announce the release of 2.0.

This fully-updated version of their website incorporates a Content Construction Kit (CCK), allowing enterprise-class addressability for multi-departmental expandability, clad with clean new look. GP2 begins a new era for UCSB Rec Sports, allowing each department its own section of the site with sub-category control for each of the sports & programs which fall under it. For example, every Sport Club will have the ability to control the content for its own Micro-Site, including galleries, blogs, news, schedules and rosters.

This is a huge leap forward from the first version of the Gauchos Play website with which we went live two years ago. Tom Widroe and Art Fisher worked closely with student webmasters and coordinators, John Batikian and Rochelle Farnum, to make this site a strong foundation for future growth. Currently in its beta form, we expect GP2 to be feature and content rich by the end of Fall Quarter 2010.

Included in GP2 beta is a Google Schedule, Social Networking (integrated with Facebook Connect) and a couple dozen micro site, comprehensively incorporated with all the original content from version 1.0 of the site. UCSB Rec Sports Director, Paul Lee, is ecstatic:

Just a quick note to say "thanks" for your continual involvement and contributions to UCSB Rec. Sports.  Also, thanks for always having the best interest of our students at heart!

All the best,
Paul Kuan Lee
Director of Recreational Sports

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Thursday, 06 January 2011 00:00

Gauchos Play

After seven years of supporting UCSB with, this website has recently been absorbed by UCSB's internal website department.

Gauchos Play is an online resource for the UCSB Rec Sports Dept. It has over a thousand active pages!

  • Content Management System (CMS)
    - Client Manageable Content
  • Custom Logo
  • Google Calendar Integration
  • Live Facebook Feed Integration
  • Enterprise Class Site, Multi-Sectional with Dozens of Active Administrators, Each with Unique Site Privileges
  • Site Hosts Over 1,000 Pages!
  • News, Schedules, Standings, Rosters, Videos
  • Banner Ad Management
  • Event & Facilities Management
  • Manager's Wiki (Manager Access Required)
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Monday, 24 November 2008 00:00

Gauchos Play Sponsorshp

Two banners run in rotation in this single spot. Sponsorships

Two banners, one in each of the two spots, show on every page view.

Before you choose to sponsor,  it's important to know a few things about this great opportunity to do something smart for your business and something good for the community. With well over a quarter million page views in the last twelve months, is part of the daily lives of students, faculty, staff and anyone else connected with the UCSB Rec Sports community. This site boasts nearly a thousand unique pages of valuable content for its visitors, including hundreds of great photographs.

Right now, as you read this, your potential customers are using to find out about scores, standings, field locations, employment opportunities, hours of operation, schedules, rosters, galleries, videos and so much more. This information is critical to the Rec Sports community and updated regularly to give users dynamic information critical to their participation in UCSB Rec Sports.

More good news. When you sponsor, the cost is low and the value is high. That's right, only $49 per month or $499 per year for a Standard sponsorship (468x60 size banner ad) and $99 per month or $999 per year for a Marquee sponsorship (468x60) at the top of the page. Each banner runs in its own spot in rotation with one other banner, meaning your banner will appear, on average, on every other page view.

How in the heck do we manage to charge so little for a sponsorship? We do it by eliminating the paper work and the middle man. The sign up process is really easy, and you can change your banner up to once a month. You'll use your credit card to make the purchase and billing takes place monthly or annually depending on which plan you choose. You can manage your subscription easily by clicking the Manage My Subscription button next to the PayPal logo below.

468x60 pixel Marquee Sponsorship Banner

(means you're at the top of your game and at the top of GauchosPlay)

This banner appears conspicuously on the site's header, right next to the site logo. Your banner will run in rotation with one other banner, meaning it will appear, on average, on every other page view. Your selection of the Marquee Sponsorship means you get this site's premiere location. In fact, the opportunity is such a great value, we recommend making a one year's commitment, thereby ensuring you'll have the space even when another sponsor wants to take your place.*

468x60 pixel Standard Sponsorship Banner

(means you know a great value when you see it)

Take this opportunity and run, fast, just like our Gauchos who play Rec Sports at UCSB... reason being that these inexpensive positions sell out, fast. There are two of these spots on the site, and each banner shows up on each and every page view.

You're there to be seen by your customers who will not only know you care about your community, but also that you're a good business person who wants to communicate your value wisely, efficiently and effectively. They will enjoy clicking through to your web site and getting to know your business online. Once again, it's a good idea to guarantee your spot for entire year so no one else can lay claim to it after you've made your purchase.*

A Smart Deed is A Good Deed

Remember, when you sponsor, you not only do something smart for your business, you also help the UCSB Rec Sports program maintain and build on a web site that's really important to their day to day operations. In these times of shrinking budgets, it's the business community which steps in so often to save the day, people like you, who appreciate what UCSB Rec Sports does for students, faculty and staff.

The Super Easy Way to Sponsor (just as we promised in one of those paragraphs above).

Click on one of the SUBSCRIBE buttons to the right to get started. After you check out, you'll feel great while you get instructions on how to prepare and send us your banner. If you don't have a banner, we'll build one for you for only $99.


Not that you'd ever want to, but it's worth pointing out that you can cancel your subscription at anytime. Upon cancellation, your banner will continue to run long enough to fulfill your current paid term. To cancel or update your credit card information, click the Manage My Subscription button to the right.

* NOTE: Conditions subject to change with advance notice. Your conditions will never change during the term of your paid subscription period, so choose Annual to lock in these low prices.

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