It was a busy day and I’ll need to circle back to the blog originally planned at another time. What’s keeping me busy is two new website launches in as many weeks. The first was New York Choral Society’s new site and yesterday saw the Lakes Area Music Festival site go live.
Both projects were a great deal of fun and these are among our very first that were designed from the ground up during the pandemic. While that didn’t dominate the process, it certainly impacted a number of considerations, especially how both groups use and feature media.
Both groups decided to spend time developing media libraries with both video and audio content. LAMF opted to segment content into categories while NYCHORAL kept everything organized as video or audio. Perhaps unsurprisingly, they have both been generating a great deal of content over the last year and they’ve discovered ways to feature it across their sites.
I really can’t underscore just how wonderful the teams from both groups were to work with. For all the adversities the pandemic has thrown at us, the amount of positivity and creativity arts administrators bring to the table for projects like this never ceases to inspire. I love the time and effort LAMF put into building an extensive musician profile directory. You can’t go wrong with highlighting your talent. Likewise, NYCHORAL’s performance archive contains a wealth of information meticulously detailed in searchable, response tables.
Take some time to visit both sites!