Another busy, busy week. I’ve been teaching CSS to Web editors yesterday and today, and will be heading to NYC to teach more Web editors Thursday and Friday. In addition, I’ve been gettingÂ people on board for my SXSW Online Comics panel. So far I have Richard Bruning of DC Comics, Ron Richards of iFanboy.com, and artist Lee Marrs, plus I’ve got a few possible surprise guests. We’ll see.
Now for the project update.
Yuri’s Night Site and 2009 Party Site
The new Yuri's Night Web site design (click to see full size version).
If you’ve been following me for a while,Â you know that I’ve been doing the Web site for Yuri’s Night: The World Space Party for the last 4 years. The 2008 Web site was a huge success, but took a lot of time to build and maintain.
This year I have some big plans for the site, including using WordPress as my CMS, adding more community and social-networking features, using Zazzle.com for products, and a bunch of other features. The good news is that most of these features are off the shelf, so the site should be, if anything, easier to build and maintain.
The biggest change, though, will be that I’m setting up a permanant year round Yuri’s Night Web presence, and a separate party specific site for 2009. This will let us put all the evergreen and management content in one place, and have the party Web site really focus just on the parties.
The design for the main site is done, I’ve installed WordPress and cut the chrome. Now I just have to find the time to build the pages this week! Then, to work on the 2009 party site which will be up and running for the new year.
Wanna’ help? I’m looking for designers, filmmakers, and musicians willing to give their time to help build illustrations and downloads for the sites including desktop wallpapers, buddy icons, site badges, site widgets, posters, signs, flyers, music, videos and anything else your creative little minds can think of for the site.
If you are interested in helping, contact me at jason at brighteyemediaâ€¢com.