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  • Thinking about changing up the band website

    hey everyone take a lookie at the band's website. give me some ideas. I want to give it a facelift.

    www.ostrichhat.com

    www.ostrichhat.com

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    Hey Jeff! I do this anytime anyone asks. I've done a bunch of sites and this visual com stuff is what I've been studying while getting my bachelors. So no offense intended. I'll just toss out a couple of ideas.

    Some may not like the color scheme but I do- I've always been a fan of the black/charcoal theme. The background is good. It would be cooler if it were just about 15\% more transparent though. The biggest issue is readability. The outside "glow" has got to go. It's very difficult for my eye to adjust to. If it's a mess for me it has to be the same for some others. The best thing to do in these situations is code for the masses and dump it. I think if you simply remove the outside glow, your text will be OK. 

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    I think the headers are difficult to read as well. And again, I understand what you're trying to do but read-ability is everything. It's AWESOME for your band name at the top but don't take away it's value by over-using it in menus and headers throughout the page. Find a simple to read script or something for the headers. Go with white lettering IMO.  Or you could go with a narrower version of the "One Big Sound" font. Try it and see what it looks like. That may be good.  Again it will compliment your logo.

     

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    I really think that you should remove the middle "shadow" in this too. It's a cool heading..I think it's getting ruined a bit because it's getting a little washed out with the background photo.

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    Bump up the font on your gig listings too. Those are the most important thing on your home page. Make them seen (and get rid of the outside glow)

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    • Chicken Monkey
      Chicken Monkey commented
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      The second paragraph of your "about" blurb breaks a big promo rule--no negativity.  Don't tell us what you aren't.  Ever been on a date with a girl who tells you, "I'm not, like, a girly-girl" or "I'm just not into the drama"?  It's never true, and in a band's case, it sounds like you're ****************ting on the other bands in the area.  

      I'm not sure your song list is working for you as printed--it's an awesome group of songs, but when you've got it broken up, it just looks like you haven't got enough of any one thing to keep it going for a whole night.  Maybe just one master list in alphabetical order.













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