Design a Website Mockup for My Indie Music Blog

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $100
  • Entries Received: 16
  • Winner: Soniyakumar

Contest Brief

I have a moderately popular music blog hosted at [url removed, login to view]

Here is what we do. We post one song a day that we think people will like. Our homepage features the "Track of the day" but you can see all of our tracks by going to "Recent Tracks" or to "Loved Tracks" (this part only features the tracks we really really love. Each track posting involves the album art, a brief review/blurb, the streaming mp3 and a link to where someone can go download the track legally. That is pretty much the gist of the site. With a redesign, I'd like to branch out just a tiny bit more. I would still like the homepage to feature the track of the day and I would like that to be the spotlight of the site. But. I would also like it to have more a blog feel (on the homepage). Maybe we can have a track of the day, but that doesn't mean we only post one track a day.

The current design is unique, but as you can see a little cluttered. You may think that the background makes things hard to read, and it does, but I think it gives the site character. Overall though, the site feels very unprofessional. And if we are ever going to compete with big blogs such as [url removed, login to view] or [url removed, login to view] or [url removed, login to view] we are going to need to look professional.

So here is what I would like:

- Something that looks professional BUT NOT BUSINESS-LIKE
- Something with character and style. This is an indie music blog. It has to match that feel. Basically, hip, young, avant-garde, weird. These are two great examples: [url removed, login to view] [url removed, login to view]
- Something that expands our media. We are not just a normal wordpress blog, so adhere to the track a day system explained above. But also make it so we have the freedom to show off and post whatever we want.
- Original logos that can establish a brand

Have fun with it! Thank you so much for your effort even if you do not win the contest. Attached are some images. You might not need any of them.

P.S. WE ARE A WORDPRESS BLOG!!!

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  • acutegroups
    acutegroups
    • 3 years ago

    Hi GabeJacobs,
    Kindly see our design entry 3#

    • 3 years ago
  • gl3nnx
    gl3nnx
    • 3 years ago

    Hi sir , can you send us the URL of your music blog? So we can design you a much better site.

    • 3 years ago
    1. GabeJacobs
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      http://www.lowerfrequencies.com

      • 3 years ago
    2. GabeJacobs
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      it was one the first line of the description

      • 3 years ago
  • eugeniuursu
    eugeniuursu
    • 3 years ago

    hi ... can you give feedback before denying please.

    • 3 years ago
    1. GabeJacobs
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      sorry, I replied

      • 3 years ago
  • artnika
    artnika
    • 3 years ago

    hi, can you make the contest sealed?

    • 3 years ago
    1. GabeJacobs
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      sealed

      • 3 years ago
  • BigHunter22
    BigHunter22
    • 3 years ago

    hi, plz the contest sealed

    • 3 years ago
    1. GabeJacobs
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      sealed

      • 3 years ago
  • AbdulHasib
    AbdulHasib
    • 3 years ago

    Do you need HTML code also or only .psd or .ai design? please clarify...

    • 3 years ago
    1. GabeJacobs
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I just wand a PDS AI design. But I am looking for something better than what I have now, so please do not upload something that looks like just an old wordpress theme

      • 3 years ago
    2. GabeJacobs
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      PSD*

      • 3 years ago
  • Gochintown
    Gochintown
    • 3 years ago

    hello! i love your blog, the only thing that you have to change is the logo banner, its hard to read But.. i love the harmony btw the music and the background! +1 fan.. i will contest only for the Banner saving the concept that you have and one t-shirt mock up that will help you to get more visitors! (this is what you need) PS: the other two websites are exploited of publicity.. and thats too bad! please continue like that and dont be afraid of what your doing, you are doing a great job and you get me as new daily visitor. Probably if you touch the website your going to destroy the vibe that characterizes it (good use of the rule of thirds and the harmony of colours and BG for a indie music blog) good vibes! Luis. @gochintown

    • 3 years ago

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