Norwich rock band, The Thinking Men, needed a website to showcase their music and videos as well as keep their followers up to date with forthcoming gigs and news. As well as this, the band wanted a platform to sell CDs, downloads and merchandise from the website. All this functionality needed to be packaged in a way that was consistent with the bands on stage look and personality too.
The project commenced with a branding exercise to create a new logo and identity – based on mood boards following discussions with the band and understanding their influences.
Once the design was nailed down, I built a totally bespoke website without the constraints of any frameworks or CMS systems using PHP and MySQL databases. The website can be easily updated, and features Soundcloud embedded audio, YouTube embedded video (to save bandwidth and increase hits) and incorporating PayPal for secure online purchases.
One of the best band sites I have seen. RT @_OnefortheRoad_: Just checked out the @TheThinkingMen new website. http://www.thethinkingmen.com@Georgefairbairn
"Awesome job"Nick Petit, Team Treehouse Website Reviews