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Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 11:23:26
http://www.muf.me.uk/Muflogo2.gif (http://www.muf.me.uk)

King_Ghidra
27-10-2004, 11:31:36
muf.me.uk - nice :D

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 11:35:24
I have bought myself some webspace for this (finally, as blog readers will know) and so I now have shitloads of webspace to play with. 600 meg!

Debaser
27-10-2004, 11:37:42
Why are you recording before the years over, and giging soon after? Surely this is the wrong way to go about things???

And I want to repeatedly stab myself in the face for saying it, but the site looked much better orange and in comic sans... good url though.

King_Ghidra
27-10-2004, 11:48:52
no way, comic sans is the most lame ass bitch font ever devised

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 11:57:48
It's in tahoma now I think. I don't know about making it all orange, it grated after a while, but that's just stylesheet stuff anyway.

Comic Sans is apparently widely hated but I have no idea why, looks good if used appropriately. It did go well with the logo.

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 12:15:59
Here's the orange comic sans site

http://www.muf.me.uk/test/

Debaser
27-10-2004, 12:18:29
Ok, it does look more Simpsonsy, which I guess is a bad thing, but the orange block around the logo looks kind of funny on a white background. In fact white backgrounds in general look kind of sparse. Have you tried white on black?

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 12:23:28
Like this?

http://www.muf.me.uk/blacktest/

Debaser
27-10-2004, 12:30:42
Much better!

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 12:31:51
Yes, it is isn't it.

Debaser
27-10-2004, 12:34:29
I think white tends to look like you haven't done anything with the space yet, where as black looks like an actual design choice (if that makes any sense...)

King_Ghidra
27-10-2004, 12:37:48
yeah i like the black version

Immortal Wombat
27-10-2004, 12:41:11
Of course, in black it does look like pretty much every other band site in existence.

protein
27-10-2004, 12:43:41
Try the black version with comic sans.

If you want any pictures taken I'd be up for taking them.

protein
27-10-2004, 12:46:59
It does look a little like the old SU one. Hopefully only I would notice that. I reckon you want to distance yourself from SU.

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 12:52:01
It looks a LOT like the old SU one, it's based around that.

I'm going to make continued changes from the SU site as we go.

protein
27-10-2004, 12:53:39
But yeah, pictures if you want them...

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 13:15:11
Yeah, that'd be cool. Sam was going to bring his digi-cam to our rehearsal on Sunday, I guess you could come along?

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 13:16:05
Have changed the layout so it looks less SU like.

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 14:56:25
Originally posted by Debaser
Why are you recording before the years over, and giging soon after? Surely this is the wrong way to go about things???

To get back to this - of course it isn't. How do you get gigs without a demo?

Ok, because I know loads of people I can probably get us Reading gigs easily enough without a demo but that's about all.

zmama
27-10-2004, 15:06:00
Colors good.
You changed it to look less SUM? Still looks like SUMs website to me.

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 15:20:51
I just took the navigation from beside the logo to across the bottom of the logo and changed the format of the links page.

Not looking like the SU site was one reason for not going for white on black but the principles of the SU site* were sound so I won't be going too far away from it.

*simplicity, styled text with few graphics, simple multi-browser friendly code, fast loading, google friendly, easy and intuitive navigation, consistency of design, disability friendly etc.

zmama
27-10-2004, 15:23:15
Fair enough

We slow people appreciate the fast loading :)

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 15:23:58
Even if you have a fast link it's better if it loads REALLY fast. :)

zmama
27-10-2004, 15:26:16
Catch them before they can run away screaming? ;)

Debaser
27-10-2004, 15:53:02
Originally posted by Funkodrom
To get back to this - of course it isn't. How do you get gigs without a demo?

True, but when you say "we'll be recording soon" on your website it tends to imply that you're recording with view to having something to sell or put *out there* in some capacity.

I take the view that you should form, practice, make some kind of cheap demo, get gigs, play gigs, then when you're good enough record and get a website.

I think that you've stuck up a website too soon to... when you basically have nothing to promote or say. The first impression people will get of you is that you're basically getting ahead of yourself and that there's no substance behind the name. I bet today a few people on Berkshire Live and here (to a lesser extent 'cos everyone kind of knows you here) have clicked the link, had a little look around, realised that they've essentially wasted their time, and probably won't come back. If you'd waited till you had some content then you could have avoided that. Just my opinion...

protein
27-10-2004, 15:58:04
did somebody say cheap recording?

*ears prick up...

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 16:05:11
Ah, ok. I think that's your misinterpretation of what I meant by recording then. :)

I was basically talking about a 2 or 3 song demo to get gigs but it'll also be a high quality one 'cause Rob said he'd do it. Want to do that asap, if only because having your songs recorded is fuckin' ace. :D

I think the website is definitely something you need to do early on even if all you do is make sure you have whatever domain it is you want.

You don't need one until you start looking for gigs and things but then it's a bit shit if you don't have one.

The main reason for putting this up now, which I agree is a bit early, (aside from it being fun) is because so many people keep asking me what the new band's called, how it's going, who's in it etc and I'm lazy so at least all the berkslive ones can read the website.

Anyway, we probably do want to try and book some gigs soonish ready for next year so having the website now isn't too premature.

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 16:06:34
Oh and we're certainly good enough already. :D

Debaser
27-10-2004, 16:12:05
Haha, fair enough then...

protein
27-10-2004, 16:15:51
I can do either kind of recording if you want. A quick rehearsal type recording or a swanky one. I'll leave the price up to you. When you are ready of course.

Funkodrom
27-10-2004, 16:19:36
Yeah, cool. Thanks Rob. :beer:

*End Is Forever*
27-10-2004, 20:04:44
I think putting out tidbits of information probably helps build momentum, given that your initial Reading audience knows some of you from SU anyway.