Web Page Draft 1 and final draft with what has changed

This is our first draft of our web page it is not yet perfect but is coming along very nicly.
 We’ve updated the layout to include more social media links as well as more interaction and design features. I very much like how the music comes on as soon as it starts
and the gallery lay out and design in general are great. I love the moving background as well as I think it adds a wonderful, cool, calm and alt rock aesthetic. The layout and the colour pallet are all conventional of the alt rock genre and poetry the star image as passionate and strong. The black and red reinforce this aesthetic of passion and rebellion.
The video’s at the home page create an instant connection with the stars, making fans feel more attached to them and pulls the audience to support them and their message by supporting their brand and their music.

Targets;

Previous albums – usually discography-can be fixed easily

I think we should make more of the DP cover… we could use it more impact-full and for promotional use.
I think we should add more videos and interactivity for variety and audience pleasure.

Website Previous Students Work

When going over the website for The XX (previous students work) I was immediately blown away by the aesthetic and animations which grabbed me instantly, the use of colour and movement. The site had a great layout and nothing felt forced or out of place. The music video was front and centre and my appreciation of the website forced me to watch it. The rest of the web page was the same, it was filled with information about the band and there music as well as tour dates and areas for fans to explore and enjoy. My only gripe with the website was that almost everything was on one page, outside of merchandise all the pages were scrolling distance away which will it looked nice and professional made the site feel more like a list than a web site and made it feel like there wasn’t really that much to the website which in tern made it feel somewhat lazy. The website was very easy to use and it was very simple to navigate, maybe too simple. I don’t think any information was missing, I know about the brand about the music and upcoming events, although it could have been delivered in a more engaging way. The website has a wonderful aesthetic which carried over into their music video and made me instantly want to dive into their website however that was about the extent of it, having everything on one page made the site feel lack luster and baron. I didn’t feel like I was discovering a band and learning about them in a natural and exciting way. It felt like I was looking at a really pretty essay or piktogram which is a shame because it is really pretty and the animations and visuals make me want to enjoy it.

Flow Chart and Preferred Template

This is a mock up flow chart of how we wanted our web page to look which we used going forward when creating our web page.

This is our first draft of the web page.

This is the most natural and workable layout for the website. We explore every necessary detail while keeping the web page simple and accessible. Everything is easy to use and is formed in the most user friendly way possible.