Greetings! We are FUNDED! We thank all of our wonderful backers! We had some press about our project in the Bandon Western World that gives a little more background on our collaboration. We are very happy to see the website become a reality, and it is so much fun working with New Artists Productions.
We'll be spending the next week getting the site ready for our Rural Design Collective Launch Party on September 4th. This primarily involves completing the animated stage by adding the navigation into the site and the photography slideshow. We also have a pesky bug with IE9/Windows Vista that we are trying to track down (if you view the stage with this browser combination, the curtain will not open, and even though the site is not 100% ready yet, this is definitely a BUG not a FEATURE :-) ).
The month of September will be devoted to writing tutorials to support the transition of the site, and helping New Artists Productions create the password-protected area for the participants in their program. Speaking of which, we spent much of this week's session reviewing Users and Roles in Wordpress, and how we will utilize this feature to build this section of the site. We have an idea how this will work, and will be setting up a test page soon to "kickstart" this really cool feature.
Thank you to our kind and generous backers again - we could not have done this without your support! We will keep you posted on our post-production progress ... and will send news and photos from the Rural Design Collective Launch Party ... where we officially have A LOT to celebrate! :-)