Please critique Website #2!

Discussion in 'Jack's Place' started by Kerouac, Jul 14, 2012.

    Jul 14, 2012
  1. Kerouac weird musical dildo

  2. Jul 14, 2012
  3. B Valley Rattlesnake Shaker

    I like the look of the site, clean with a nice texture. I think 'The Beard' should be larger. Same font, but larger by at least two sizes.
    The photos are nice enough, but I don't think they provoke interest. Neither the ones on the home page nor the photos on the Music page really say folk or alternative 'music', at least to me. They do remind me of the cover of the mood music CDs.
    Lastly, the Live page would be a perfect spot for a photo of you, taken from behind you and looking toward the audience.
    I do really like the clean look of the site.
    Also, I'd like to hear some clips, or one of your instrumentals playing in the background, maybe a loop track?
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2012
  4. Jul 14, 2012
  5. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    Thanks for the help and for the comment about the clean look. I hate overly busy websites, so I tried to keep it neat and easy to navigate.

    Most of the images are placeholders since I don't have final pics yet, but I switched them up a bit.

    Maybe at Pragestock I can get Jaxn to get a nice "stage shot" of me. :idea:

    I'm still trying to figure out how to embed music into iWeb, but I'll definitely have some media available, just not a background loop. Went to a website today that had an auto-on music player and it was pretty annoying.'

    Again, thanks for the critique!
  6. Jul 14, 2012
  7. Phil513 Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Looks great, i too like the easy straightforward nature of it. It looks classy.
  8. Jul 14, 2012
  9. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    Shit, back to the drawing board.... :weebz:

    Added a video and will add an older song here in a bit.
  10. Jul 14, 2012
  11. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    Video and a soundclound clip are now up in the MEDIA section. :)
  12. Jul 14, 2012
  13. Punchy Cthulhu apologist

    Beware a takedown notice from Brian Wilson of teh Giants :weebz:

    Will take a look tomorrow, fer sirius.
  14. Jul 15, 2012
  15. Coralkong Alien

    Site looks OK. Uncluttered, which is nice.

    I second the thought about the pictures.

    Kind of....well.....meh. Doesn't provoke a lot of interest, nor does it really convey what the site is about.

    The content is kind of written in a lot of the 3rd person, which comes off as a bit odd.

    THE BEARD says "You should listen to THE BEARD's music, or THE BEARD will have to come kill you." So sayeth THE BEARD.

    Exaggeration, but you see the point.

    All in all, though, I like the site. Perhaps make the headers (links) for the different pages a bit larger.
  16. Jul 15, 2012
  17. Athiest_Peace Angry Amoeba

    Nice and easy to get around the site. I like the soundcloud as opposed to a constantly running loop. It does need pictures, so hurry up and get Jaxn on the live shots. Maybe get somebody to get a good live shot at your next local gig and add that as well. Overall, it is a great site, just needs a few finishing touches. :aok:
  18. Jul 15, 2012
  19. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    Well, there isn't a lot of content available still. That will change next month when I have more music posted.

    As to the third person THE BEARD that's intentional. Think of it like Eels, where the sound evolves and even though it's primarily one man, it's not just a singer-songwriter type performer. Andy Mclain is a mild-mannered musician with nerdy tendencies and an insatiable love for The Beatles. THE BEARD will folk your face and then fuck your mother, or barring that, your sister. :weebz:

    Sent from my iPhone at a Tijuana donkey show.
  20. Jul 15, 2012
  21. telecaster911 Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Or Brett Keisel.
  22. Jul 15, 2012
  23. Coralkong Alien

    I see, sort of your evil alter-ego.
    I can dig that.
  24. Jul 15, 2012
  25. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    I wouldn't say evil so much as I'd say unfettered.

    Sent from my iPhone at a Tijuana donkey show.
  26. Jul 15, 2012
  27. Coralkong Alien

    Kind of like when you put on the gimp mask and really let go and go to town?
  28. Jul 15, 2012
  29. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    I bet Peeker has one.
  30. Jul 15, 2012
  31. Coralkong Alien

    LOL...I bet he does, too.
  32. Jul 15, 2012
  33. Mark Wein :mad:

    Nice! Needs more content as you get it though.
  34. Jul 15, 2012
  35. Kerouac weird musical dildo

    I just spent an hour working on one of the October release songs.

    I have six more weeks of summer schedule, which is just shy of an entire month off since I'm only teaching three days a week. I may not be able to afford to go away to some secluded cabin in the Rockies to write and record like I want to, but even a couple of hours each day will keep me on task. :)
  36. Jul 15, 2012
  37. Athiest_Peace Angry Amoeba

    If you tried to go off to the Rockies you'd wind up just hanging with Dave and CFGSteak and not getting any work done!:weebz:
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  39. Mark Wein :mad:


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