We know most bands and music groups try to make their own websites, and they usually suck. My singing group are re-doing their website shortly, and I’d like to show them some pretty examples of blog-based sites. Of course, if I show them a standard Kubrick-themed blog (although I like Kubrick, nice and clean and simple-looking), there is a fair chance they’ll go “ew, we don’t want your blog-thing, it doesn’t look cool enough”.
We know that indexing, architecture, usability and good content are the place to start for a website. Good design enhances and supports the message without obstructing it. Unfortunately, design is what hits you in the eye (ouch) when you look at a site, and most people tend to start with that (and end with it too).
We also have to remember that blogs are prejudiced in Switzerland: they are personal diaries of teenagers bearing lots of photographs, and which get their owners into trouble. So I need to have something to show.
If you know of any neat music-related blogs, stick them in the comments. Thanks!