Week 14

Pink Floyd

When you first enter pinkfloyd.com one is brought to a page to choose whether to visit the exhibition website or to enter pinkfloyd.com. Once clicked, pinkfloyd.com brings the viewer onto an unfamiliar page, something that seems almost new to the web. A purple background with a wood grain texture and in the middle of the page, images of their various albums as buttons representing the menu laid out vertically. This composition is not your typical situation. There is a small triangular button on the bottom left of the screen that toggles back and forth rather than using the standard back button the browser provides. I love this. On the very bottom right of the screen is an S. When clicked, I am taken to the store. The very top left of the site is the home button that looks like a geometric shell or hallway descending away. The Privacy Policy is tucked away at the very top left next to the home button, on the header. On the very right of the header are icons again, laid out in a fashion we don’t usually see. These icons seem to be kind of peeking out of the edge of the browser we are viewing the site on. These icons take you to their news pages, to allow you to subscribe if you’d like, to a site map of the history of the band and everything they have produced, including album artwork, lyrics, and a wealth of information. The last button takes you to a playlist of 27 of the band’s songs, played through Spotify. All of these tabs, but the site map take the viewer out of the original browser and onto another page. This site is so clean and well put together in a very mature and somewhat avant garde way, I am really glad I decided to look check and see what these guys were up so in the modern world.

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David Bowie

One is taken to a page with tiles of colorful photographs and bright background colors to highlight lyrics and quotes by Bowie himself. One can click on virtually any of these tiles to be taken to another page with information regarding the chosen tile. The site is very easy to navigate and the roll overs are very quick and easy. His pages are very organized and simple. I enjoy that the images don’t have any border or padding but rather are all tiled next to one another. There is an organized yet casual feel about it. I like how the menu stays static at the top of the page, not even blinking to reload. It is very solid and easy to navigate for anyone I would imagine. The only menu item that takes one out of the main page is the shop-with good reason! It is a world all to itself!

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The Doors

It is very amusing to me to find that bands from the 60’s and 70’s have nice websites. The doors. The site is set up somewhat similar to bowie in it’s simplicity and also in that the shop tab in the menu is the only option that takes the viewer out of the original site and into a new browser, again with good reason. The site is not as aesthetically careful or pleasing as Bowie’s, but it still has its appeal. The images section is not working when it comes to linking with instagram for some reason. The site is responsive, and the menu collapses into a hamburger when minimized. If only Jim Morrison were alive today.