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April 4, 2010 Jazz Blog 7 Comments

New website design for 2010

After building my iPhone ear training application I decided it was time to finally redesign my jazz blog. The old design had been online since 2004. It didn't feature my ear training tools prominently enough, and frankly, I was tired of looking at it!


site design - v1

I know you're going to miss the old timey look of the straw-colored background and the slightly darker straw-colored accents which were artfully placed next to even darker straw colors. And don't forget the dull red stripes, which when viewed next to all that straw, resembled the cozy mauve of my grandmother's sofa. Yes, I'll miss all of that too.

But, I think it's time for a change. So, without further ado, let's take a look at the new site design...


site design - v2

Well, I guess there's nothing to show you since you're already looking at the new design. But did you notice the little pink trumpet at the top? If not, take a good look. That thing's gonna be fun to make fun of the next time I redesign the site.

I hope you like the new design. I still have a few things to tweak over the next few days, but I think everything should work (and look) properly. If you see anything strange, please let me know.

Comment by Rhys

Well Done, New design looks brilliant! Easy to use. Keep up the good work!

Comment by CW

It looks awesome! Great job

Comment by creature of habit

Hey! All my favourite sites change their appearance, have to get used to it but hey, looks great, i really enjoy your site a lot. i' a trumpet student and enjoy your ear training tool. thanks for everything and keep playin the horn!

Comment by Eric

Now would be a good time to tell you that your site is easily one of my favorites and most visited. Keep up the good work and continue doing what you're doing. With this site, your efforts to publicize jazz in Atlanta and your Ear Training tools, you are truly an ambassador to jazz! Thanks for that and thanks for encouraging me over the years.

Comment by Rick

Thanks for the nice feedback, everyone. I appreciate it!

@Eric... More than any other site, your jazzbrew.com site inspired me to create this site and to share my experiences playing the trumpet. So it's I who should be thanking you!


Massive improvement, congrats!! Am going to download your iPhone app now :0)

Looks very nice and more polished indeed. I know the importance of having a well designed site because it helps give the reader or member and fresh perspective. The black and white are good combinations, I looking forward to more blog posts.

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