As you probably noticed, we mentioned spuds—also known as widgets, gadgets, or docklets—three times in the introduction above. Obviously, spuds play a key role in Trumba Connect.
They play such a key role, in fact, that it’s accurate to describe the Trumba U website as a spud container. This page alone contains three spuds, Date Finder (upper right), Upcoming Vertical Crawler (directly right), and Upcoming Crawler (bottom of the page). Taking a look at these examples can help you understand what a spud is and does.
You can see at a glance that spuds are event widgets, and that each spud displays event information in its own unique way. You can also see that the spuds have been customized to blend into the Trumba U website.
By moving your cursor over or clicking a date or event description, you can experience the ways in which spuds are interactive.
Spuds are the delivery mechanism for event information that you create and customize in Trumba Connect. By pasting spuds into pages throughout your website (as we’ve done on the Trumba U site), you create an integrated body of event information that keeps your site visitors informed and involved.
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