2014 - Website and Printing
Responsive Website Design
As many people would be viewing the website during the event using tablets and smartphones, it was essential that the 2014 design worked both on the desktop and for mobile devices. A responsive website design looked the obvious choice and we based a fun, dynamic design on the Twitter Bootstrap framework - a proven system thoroughly tested on many sites, including Twitter
The website links in with a back-end MySQL database that records applications for performing acts, stalls and volunteers. As the site develops, we intend to further develop this feature to reduce the amount of admin involved - the site will allow progress tracking so, for example, bands will be able to know when they have been accepted and download the material they'll need.
For news aimed mainly at younger people, Facebook and Twitter are better than an on-site news list or blog so prominence was placed on these in both the site and the posters.
Posters, tickets and programme
We produce a fair amount of print designs still, even though our main area of business is web-design. For print production, we have the very latest versions of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign that help a great deal with productivity. We were fortunate in having files from the previous year as a guide and reworked the graphics used on the website as high resolution print files. Ticket designs were produced the same day they were requested from us and posters soon afterwards, all using a design that would instantly be recognised from the website. We also produced the various forms for downloading from the website; T&C etc. You can download the 2013 pdf programme for the event but note that it's a large 17MB pdf file.