Visiting a band's website

Can you help me brainstorm in regards to the direction for The Scarlet Paradigm website?

Other than upcoming shows and links to our other online pages, we don’t have lots of content (yet).

I’d like for us to post creative stuff (e.g. short videos, random artwork) to fill in gaps between the shows. Without that, it feels pointless to spend time or money[1. We don’t have money. Boo.] on a Flash intro page or website.

I could just make a simple intro page with a random image script. But, I think an intro page is a waste — it’s one extra click.

Ultimately, we (the band) need to talk about what we want on the website. But, I’d like to bring data to the guys — and that’s where you can help:

Why do you visit a band’s website?(polls)

Do you like a splash page before a band’s website?(answers)

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Bryan Villarin

Bryan is a Community Guardian at Automattic. He's also a photographer, card magician, and cat whisperer. (Thanks to my friend and colleague Steve Blythe for the sweet photo!)

4 thoughts on “Visiting a band's website”

  1. Unless you have navigation links on the splash page, they are a waste of time imho. @Jeremy is right about not having to auto play music. It sucks when you forget your volume is cranked up and then when you visit somebody’s website you get shocked by the auto played music.

    Good luck with the redesign!

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  2. No need to spend the extra $$ for splash/intro pages. I usually click “skip intro” anyway. I agree photos of performances,etc. are cool and keep it lively. Go for it !

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