Open, clean, solid, focused. Manitoba Music's website was designed to get music information into the hands of the people who want it. Shunning busy backgrounds and fancy buttons, the site layout looks great on your desktop, on your tablet, or on your mobile smartphone. Built on CSS3 and HTML5, the site takes advantage of the capabilities of modern browsers while still being a light, snappy load.
Meet The Musicians
Local music isn't just a list of names, its a community. Its about meeting the neighbours, listening to good music, and having a good time doing it. And in Manitoba Music's neighbourhood, public profiles allow artists, bands, promoters, venues, studios, and everyone to shine. Members can feature photos, audio samples, and online videos. They can link in their Twitter and Facebook feeds to keep in touch with their fans. And with the list of upcoming gigs, getting together for that evening of live music is only a matter of time!
Building on Social Media
It's not a fad, it's a revolution. Being able to stay in contact with hundreds of fans, supporters, and followers in near-real-time has changed the way artists and bands promote themselves. Manitoba Music took this idea to heart, incorporating social media into the heart of their new site. Facebook powers their comments on photos, videos, news, and profiles. Flickr powers the photo gallery, Youtube and Vimeo power the video gallery. Twitter and Facebook are featured in the sidebar, and members can add their own feeds on their public profiles. The more the Manitoba Music site is updated, the more it reaches out.
Live Music Calendar
Signups and Renewals
Custom forms are not just a matter of collecting the right information. Working closely with Manitoba Music to determine their requirements and workflow, we took care to build a form that was easy to use and understand. The goal was to have clear fields and labels without weighing everything down with extraneous help text or instructions. From there, Manitoba Music could follow up with a potential member and have them set up with a public profile in a few clicks.