Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Important Tips for Your Artist Website

Hard to navigate websites are the worst. It's as simple as that. Whether you're surfing the net for movie times, reading the news or checking up on your favorite artist difficulty finding what you're looking for is the easiest way to guarantee you won't be back to that site any time soon. For me, websites that don't have a logical layout rank high on my pet peeve list. So obviously I was thrilled to see an Chris Vinson, from Bandzoogle, had written an article on hypebot.com today called "6 Rules to Make a Band Website That Rocks."

Vinson's 6 rules are #1: No flash!, #2: Make a strong front page, #3: Keep it simple, #4: Keep it updated, #5: Keep it personal and #6: Create a community. While these tips seem obvious they're so often overlooked by bands (or their management) who think that their design is so creative that people will love it. Creative or not, if I can't find information about when your next show is because of your fancy formatting, I probably won't be coming.

To any artist working on a website, read this: http://www.hypebot.com/hypebot/2010/03/6-rules-to-make-a-band-website-that-rocks.html#more

--Katherine Wood

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