Habitat Magazine

Habitat magazine is an American real estate magazine founded in 1982 aimed at New York City co-op boards, condominium associations and related professionals such as attorneys and managing agents. In late 2015, the magazine was quickly adopting new forms of interactive media to drive audience engagement to their website. Editors were creating podcasts, the site featured Board Talk, an active community forum, and the company was developing a separate e-learning platform. With the ever growing use of social media, the site was experiencing exponential growth. Publisher, Carol Ott decided it was the right time for a complete redesign.

After a collaborative planning process, the following objectives for the new site were established:

  • A modern, responsive front-end design to improve the brand's identity, cater to mobile users and entice prospective advertisers.
  • A more efficient way for editors to create and publish content through fledible, modular page layouts that they could change without developer support.
  • Migration of older magazine issues dating as far back as 2002.
  • A centralized user authentication system with the ability to easily move users between the different subscription levels.

Habitat Magazine chose eZ Publish Platform and worked with eZ Partner Mugo Web to deliver a new, engaging site fast. Find out more about the project and implementation in this case study.