There’s nothing quite as gratifying as completing an enormous project and the Venture Project has been precisely that. The programmers have completed every task and we’re in the process of packaging everything up and using the final product to generate the remaining content needed for the sales site. However, that doesn’t mean you have to wait to see what Venture can produce…
For those who have followed Venture’s progress, you already know that one of the fundamental components is the Creative Control Engine (CCE); an extraordinary website publishing architecture and content management system. Although it is one of the most flexible platforms available today, it’s still point and click easy to use. So much so, it won’t matter if organizations use outsourced design firms or have a single employee with basic designing knowledge, either way, they’ll be able to create an attractive website to their predilection.
One the initial users, Chicago Sinfonietta, launched their Venture powered website earlier this week in advance of their new Music Director announcement. With the exception of the background and header images, the entire site was designed by Sinfonietta Administrative & Website Coordinator Ryan Smith (along with regular input from his Sinfonietta colleagues) using nothing but CCE’s settings controls. As for the custom site graphics, they were designed by the same Blueprint Design Studio graphics ninja who created Venture’s visual architecture along with its ten stunning, integrated visual styles (you’ll get to see those soon enough!).
The Sinfonietta site is an excellent example of how much can be done with targeted budget resources and dedicated staff members. Using CCE is almost addictively fun. I can’t count the number of hours spent playing with it and the depth of control produces a sincerely rewarding feeling. From there, the only limitation is your own imagination and budget; but then again, that’s precisely why it’s called the Creative Control Engine (and I haven’t even mentioned the robust event management system).
I simply can’t wait to finish up the sales site so other groups can start to take advantage of everything the Venture Platform has to offer. In the meantime, check out Sinfonietta’s new site and download the latest Venture FAQ file available at the placeholder site. Or if you’re all about immediate gratification, feel free to write or call.