The colour scheme is what obviously relates to the arts party. These are not web-safe, but perhaps this is not something that we must conform to in this situation because creatives would be the target audience and the ones that would be mostly accessing the website (via macs). The idea of the colour coded menu at the side is really nice and could be improved and applied to the different events at the conference. Otherwise, the space that this website has is very refreshing look and something that I wish to emulate on the website. The logic behind this is the fact that the images that will be on said website are likely to sometimes be illustrations and art, with high visual texture levels, in order fir this not to feel busy, extra space must be allowed.
I believe it is the blog structure that is in the websites shown both above and below that Fran is particularly keen on implementing. They both use square tiled effects, that allow the images to do all the talking. On a conceptual level this works brilliantly with the entire cause of the arts party and its celebration of the arts. This tiled or modular grid may be more doable in formats other than wordpress, but this is something we will tackle on the day, because I know this will be tricky, but is important to the user experience of the website.
Create a simple functional website for the Leeds Arts Party. It needs to convey the positive activism at the conferences core and help establish a link between the printed promotional material and the online campaign that is just kicking off.
The website will need to be designed with an eye to material created for the conference day so that visitors relate the two platforms. A system of organisation needs to be developed for the events on the day so that organisation and signage are easier to understand and the information on the website is reachable.
A functioning website that the members of the arts party can access and update when needed.