Thank you so much for expressing an interest in “Technology for Choirs” at Sunday’s Sing a Cappella! workshop. I hope you found the session useful. I’m also passing on David Green’s email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) as I know a number of you had questions about producing teach tracks and scores. Poor David is probably still languishing with the flu but we hope that he’ll be attending a future workshop to show us what he’s discovered. In the meantime if you have any burning queries do feel free to drop him a note.
At the breakout group we produced the attached brainstorm of what might make a brilliant choir website. I think it will be an invaluable tool for briefing any web developers you’re commissioning or for producing a project plan if you’re producing a site yourselves. Do have a look through and let me know if I missed anything – one thing which I should have mentioned was that your site will ultimately need to be able to work with mobile phones. In the UK browsing from mobile phones (smartphones) is forecast to overtake browsing from a computer within the next few years and so any sites built from now on will need to work well with such devices. Fortunately the well-developed templates for the content management systems we discussed are already optimised for mobile and will adjust your webpages to look good on this platform when they detect a mobile is being used. I use templates from rockettheme.com which are excellent in this respect.
Sadly in the time we had we didn’t go into too much detail so do feel free to come back to me by commenting in this forum.
I’ll hope to see you all online soon…
All the best,
Sing a Cappella! Technical