Only Just Begun

We have now completed our first phase of beta testing. The focus of this phase was to test the structural integrity of the site, and elicit our first round of feedback.

It is nice to know that our integrity is intact! (No small accomplishment - at least in some fields.)

On the home page, under “This Week in Content,” you will find festivals with our comprehensive information. These are examples of where the site is headed. In addition to basic festival information, we provide stories about the festivals, links to articles and reviews, and other resources to enhance the understanding and enjoyment of events at the festival. As in all areas of the site, this is not static but will continue to expand and transform with input from our community: festivals, artists, and site users.

The home page is currently designed to best facilitate indexing by search engines. Once this process is complete you will see a slightly different layout of the home page.

Also on the home page, soon there will be a little “help guide” for using the global map. (If you haven’t yet played with the map, stop here and go to it.)

We have only just begun (yes, I know the song) but already users have come from Argentina, Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, France, Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Thailand, and United States.

The next phase of beta testing is about a broader range of user experience on the site. Through the community forum,, and our individual emails, we welcome your ideas and participation in the conversation about the site’s development — and possibilities.

- Bill Reichblum

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