Not satisfied by the WordPress-blog we were using, I decided to build a website from scratch. After much debate about the layout, we decided on a horizontal layout of the website. Although it can be a bit confusing for first-time visitors, it does break away from the standard long column based layouts that are such commonplace at this moment.
The most interesting feature of the site at this moment is the images-page. It is entirely based on the band’s Flickr account and the Flickr API. On entry the page loads the batch of photos that was uploaded last. In a side bar the visitor can pick from a list of sets or tags, populated through the Flickr API.
It is also possible to add certain variables to the url of the page, to display photos taken in a particular time span. This is a feature we can use in blogposts, for instance to link to photos of a particular gig without having to reserve a page for every show we did.
Here’s a link to the About Today website from 2010.
One of the plans for this website is to add to the video-page (which is based on our YouTube account) the same functionalities I described for the images-pages.
Also, I want to add a proper blogging-system. At this moment, separate php-files are pulled from a particular folder and combined into the blog page. I haven’t decided whether I will use an existing platform, or will try to build something for myself.
Edit: The site-design is now replaced by a newer, one-page design. I never got around to building or implementing a blog, because we soon realized our audience was more likely to read Facebook posts than to visit the website to read blogposts.