After many years of working with their printed brochures, it was a great pleasure to have been selected to design and build a new website for Kent’s most revered arts festival!
Apart from a major design over-hall, the challenge was to create a custom integration to work with the Ticketsolve platform where all the Festival’s event content is uploaded. The feed from Ticketsolve is automatically checked by the new festival website so that new events or changes entered into Ticketsolve appear on the appropriate pages. After a detailed content review of the old site with the Festival that simplified the navigation, we implemented some lovely features. Layers of attention grabbing headliner acts adorn the initial view of the home page. An intuitive event filter interface was created for the ‘What’s On’ section where old events are removed from the site automatically. There is also an auto-complete search box. Although the design is bold and clean, some strong colour has been used to designate differing event categories and there is a nod in the header and page backgrounds to the current year’s brochure cover design. Naturally, customers can log in to their personal area. Also worth a look is the fun ‘staff photo’ interface!
Although complex, the custom integration went without a hitch and the finished site is now up and running for all to explore and buy tickets through.