OCTOBER 26 UPDATE: All users can now enjoy our new Search & Filter tool. We are tweaking the weighting of keyword results, so please let us know if you have trouble finding what you’re looking for.
This year listener donations are funding a massive round of upgrades for us. As you may know from our vision, our website is a collaborative effort undertaken with all our listeners and donors as we work together to help more people do more Feldenkrais. We want to offer all our visitors and donors the best technology and learning experience possible!
We’re excited about the changes we’ve already completed (see below), including our brand new custom search & filter. And we hope to launch on-site lesson tracking (ability to mark lessons as favorites or “exploring”) around the end of the year.
Our webmaster/designer/tech guru Barbara, our programmer Kamalpreet, and I are grateful for your interest and support, and we welcome your feedback.
Late fall and early 2024: Lesson tracking right on our website, for donors
- Mark lessons as favorites and/or “exploring.”
- Make your own user notes on any lesson (stretch goal; will explore in 2024)
- View your own lists of favorites, lessons you’re exploring, and user lesson notes.
- Search your own user notes (stretch goal; will explore in 2024). Think of making labels like how people use hashtags: #shoulders, #stressrelief, #kneepain, #posture, #walking, etc.
- Show full lesson status everywhere you see the lesson’s title linked on the website consistently: length, favorite, “exploring,” and whether it’s Patrons Only. (This one may take us a while or may not be possible everywhere for all info. To begin with, this information will be displayed in our search results and when you’re viewing the lesson page.)
On-site lesson tracking been on our wishlist for a long time, and we’ve heard similar requests from many users. It’s a costly development project, in software and staff. That is why it will be a donors only feature. Some features may need to be Patrons only.
COMPLETED: Create a new custom Lesson Search & Filter, for all users
DONE! In beta now, right here. Find better search results, and filter lessons by choosing among these options:
- Free/Member lessons, Patrons Only lessons, or both
- Full-length lessons, shorter lessons, and workshops
- Level of physical challenge: most accessible, average challenge, more challenging
- Body positions to exclude: let’s say you can’t currently lie on your side, or sit on the floor. You can choose to exclude lessons in those positions.
Members and Patrons will also still have the added benefit of searching within the lesson notes, allowing donors to take full advantage of the cross-references in the Related Lessons tabs, and our Source tabs.
COMPLETED: Upgrade all 120+ audio lessons, and our site’s look and feel
On April 26, 2023 we did the biggest upgrade we’ve ever done, adding up what we call FeldenkraisProject.com 2.0
- Homepage addition: New at The FP. Check out our newest posts, user comments, and lessons at the bottom of our homepage.
- Everyone can now open every lesson page, including Patron lessons marked. This makes it easier to browse lessons descriptions, free lesson notes, and user comments. (You still have to be logged in as a Patron to listen.)
- Made lesson lengths more obvious on all lesson pages, collections, and search results.
- Upgraded our audio lesson player to modern software, allowing better control on mobile devices and different playback speeds (0.5x – 2.0x).
- Simplified the look of our lesson pages for all users. For logged in donors, prompts to donate are removed.
- Improved login flow for our donors. Login on lesson pages no longer forces browser to navigate away from lesson.
- Installed new website theme software for more attractive display on all devices, better stability, and easier maintenance.
- Lesson notes tabs admin upgrade: New custom software makes it easier for me to edit lesson notes and expand our site’s valuable study info and cross-referencing system (Related Lessons tabs in particular).
In use already: Artificial intelligence sound editing
I discovered Adobe Enhance Speech, the most awesome implementation (maybe the only awesome implementation) I’ve found for the recent artificial intelligence boom. It’s already saved me hours when I’ve used it to master several recently added lessons.
And I’ve used it to remaster and dramatically improve the sound quality on some old listener favorites that were recorded over a decade ago, before I got good audio equipment. (Check out Activating the Arches and Your Navigational Pelvis. It’s like they’re FM radio now instead of AM!)
If you notice missing consonants in a lesson, let me know. They can be replaced. (Occasionally the AI misinterprets them as noise and cuts off the end of a word.)
Please leave feedback, questions, and requests for features in the comments section below – brief and anonymous is welcome, and I will reply to all questions. Our system may hold your comment briefly for moderation, so you may not see it show up immediately after submitting it.
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