An Atlas To Follow - Everything A Band Needs In A Website




First off, if you haven't heard of these guys, CHECK THEM OUT!  I was blown away when I first heard their stuff, and I think you will be too.  Thomas Smith and the band are absolutely rising stars in the indie-folk world--you'll definitely be seeing them more soon.

And thankfully, if you haven't heard them yet, you're only a click away!  All you have to do is visit their brand-new-nifty-difty website and click on "Music."  It's got a music player built right in to the site!  No more trying to link to some 3rd party media player and make it work on your website--Squarspace 6, the design platform I use to build websites--comes with a built-in media player for all your music playing needs.  It's just better.

But that's not the only cool "band" thing this website features.  It's also got a user-friendly tour date updater.  What that means is this:  even if you're not a super geeky computer tech-y kind of person, you, YES EVEN YOU, can be trained to update your own tour dates.  I'm talking in a matter of minutes.  When I sat down with Thomas and his wife (and back-up singer) Amanda to train them in the tour-date-updating process, I didn't even say a word, I just watched as Thomas figured it out on his own in no time flat.  (And he claims he's not techy!)

And last but not least, the good ol' fashioned blog.  What is a website if you can't have an awesome, sleek, easy-to-update blog to tell your fans about what's going on and bring traffic to your website?  You gotta have the blog.

All this, in addition to the typical standards--full mobile/tablet compatibility, remote web apps, social network integration, the works!  Go ahead and check out this beauty: