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help make my website better (please!)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by sleeplessknight, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. sleeplessknight

    sleeplessknight Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    So I'm in the process of designing a website that pimps myself as a studio/hired-gun bassist, and I think I've arrived at a final design. However, maybe just because I'm indecisive, I think the color schemes need tweaking or I could do the layout differently, or... something. I dunno. Could you guys pretty-please take a look and let me have some feedback? Also, if there's anything else I can add or subtract from the page to look 'more professional', that'd be awesome!

    Here's the mockup so far:

  2. SpanishDave


    Mar 3, 2009
    Vigo Spain
    looks good
  3. I too can be pretty indecisive about design but the site looks good. Clean, professional and I like the colors. Your picture size and name are about the right size; not too small but not big and gaudy. With the other headings not filled in it is tough to critique in depth.
  4. crow01


    Sep 1, 2008

    check this out: www.bandzoogle.com

    i don't know if you are using this but is the best way to make a musicians website up and running in no time.

    you can forward your domain and they can host your website for like $20/month. It has a lot of tools to build it, and reports, analytics, all that stuff. i used to have a webpage there and it was really easy to setup and use.
  5. sleeplessknight

    sleeplessknight Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2002
    Yeah, I looked at Bandzoogle. A couple things bug me about it:
    1. You don't 'own' your website, you lease the design from them. So if I wanted to go in and do nitty-gritty changes (I'm pretty technical when it comes to website design stuff) I'm not able to.

    2. You don't 'buy', you 'subscribe'. I work at a webhosting company, so I get all the webspace and bandwidth I can handle, and then some, for free. If they had a service where I could pay them to design the initial site and then just ship me the XHTML so its a one-time fee up front and I could host it on my own servers, they'd be golden. I'd rather just host it myself so I can keep track of all the stats and tweak the site to my heart's content. :p
  6. crow01


    Sep 1, 2008
    yes you own your website if you paid for it. you pay for their hosting, and you can do all kinds of changes without ever touching a line of code, or learn html or php or all of those things.
    but to each his own. i tried it and it worked for me

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