Madeloud.com recently launched its new site to the indie music community with some unique new ideas. To begin, they’re offering unlimited digital upload space for the first 300 bands to sign up. That in itself is something unprecedented in the independent music arena…underground bands and solo artists can also promote and sell their digital music direct to fans in one place without the red tape and high percentage fees required by other music portal providers.
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A few weeks ago, my company took a project to redesign a major charity’s website. After the initial documentation and planning stages was completed, we were ready to move into the visual design phase of the project. We decided to try a new approach, at least for website design, and show the client a series of mood boards to establish the overall atmosphere and emotional impact of the site before we plunged into the actual layout phase of the design.
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