I was just doing a quick check on the time the pageant grounds open before the De Smet pageant (this year their production will be By the Shores of Silver Lake) and found that they’d completely redone their website. There is no other way to describe it than visually stunning. I love the new tag also, “Theater on the Prairie,” which is a nice twist without being too on the nose. I like the About section with the history of the pageant and almost all the information you need is right there.
That said it is set up more for a tablet or a smart phone than a computer monitor. The links at the top are anchors, not true links. The main page slides through nicely on a smart phone or a tablet, but its organization is a lot less clear than the old page. Also, the links to the FAQs and Contact Us, which do open as separate pages, are buried all the way at the bottom of this main page.
So take a look at the gorgeous new site yourself and remember to keep digging if you don’t see what you want right away. And I do believe that’s my favorite pageant Almanzo in the slide show at the top of the site that starts if you stay on the page long enough (although I would have cropped the sole of Royal’s boot off) :).
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