Microsite: Triratna International Gathering
This event microsite is an adjunct to both the The Buddhist Centre and Buddhafield sites. The Triratna International Gathering is a bi-annual event held at Adhisthana Retreat Centre near Ledbury, Herefordshire. It is a combined endeavour between Adhisthana and Buddhafield, who provide the camping and catering infrastructure. Up to 500 people travel from around western Europe for a long weekend of talks, discussion, meditation, and devotional practice. This is the fourth iteration of this project and features a layout that was designed to echo corresponding printed matter.
The site needs to present programme and booking information in five European languages. The public teaching Centres that orient themselves around that language sometimes require slightly different content, so my PHP page factory model consists of subclasses that allow me to override practically every feature of the site if so required. This means that each section can have it’s own, distinctive booking system if so requested (it never has been!).
The layout was designed to be fully responsive. It will re-flow to sit gracefully in whatever browsing context it is loaded, appearing naturally designed to appear that way.
The Buddhafield, NLBC, and Emma’s Emporium websites all use iterative adaptations of my own PHP, page factory model. The Tara Astronaut graphic element has it’s own project page.
|Client||Triratna Development Team|
|Project lead||Satyadarshin Perry|
|Graphic elements||Satyadarshin Perry|
|Photography||Images copyright and courtesy Suvajra, curated and edited Satyadarshin Perry|
|Programming||Satyadarshin Perry: UI design, front- and back-end; page-template factory|