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February 18, 2014

Responsive Band Theme: Designed & Built for desktops, tablets & phones

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We know you want your theme to work just as well on a phone if not better than it does on a desktop or laptop.

We carefully considered how each part of the site would change depending on the size of the screen (the menu, social icons, content area, etc.) so that everything would come together perfectly. Your fans are going to love keeping up to date with your band on their phones.

To try it out, boot up the demo website on your tablet or phone or you can emulate what it might look like by dragging in the window size of your browser to see how the website adapts to different sizes.

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February 16, 2014

Visual Controls to Match Your Music

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Aside from the basics like uploading your own band logo and favicon – we’ve got a ton of cool visual options to make it easier to customize the theme.

You can choose any colour from a colour selector or hex code for your main & accent colours that will affect link colours, button hovers, and more. There is also header colour selection so you can choose the colours of the stripes in the header.

The Artist of the Year Theme also comes with 8 background choices which completely change the feel of the site. Try ’em all out to see which one fits your music best.

On every page there is a photo underneath the menu which can be swapped out when you’d like. First, you upload a ‘default’ photo that will appear on every page. When you’re creating new pages or posts, you can override the default photo per page by uploading a new ‘Header Image’.

If you know a bit of CSS, there is an ‘Advanced’ box for you to paste in your own custom CSS for even further visual changes. To change the fonts you can install a free plugin like Google Fonts to completely change the feel of the site.

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February 15, 2014

8 Backgrounds Choices & Social Features

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The Artist of the Year theme comes with 8 built in killer backgrounds designed for musicians. They are beautiful and have a ton of personality while still being professional. The backgrounds included are grungy bar wood, black speaker mesh, light concrete, dark blue, dark red, medium gray vignette, crosshatched turquouse, and crosshatched pale red.

To keep your fans updated, we built in a Twitter widget for your band. Just add your oAuth details and drop our widget to where you want it to appear.

You know your fans are on every platform so keep the conversation going by reaching out to them. If you’ve got a Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram, etc. – that’s sweet. You can link out to them with our social media link selector. Choose the service and add your URL and links will appear at the top of your site and footer. The icons are retina and responsive too. When the windows are small or if your fans are on their phones, it’ll turn into a small little square icon.

Here are the social media logos we have included: Amazon, BandCamp, Bandsintown, Beatport, BigCartel, CDBaby, Facebook, Flickr,  a few general merch store buttons in case you sell your merch on another service, Google Play, Google Plus, iLike, Instagram, iTunes, iTunes Radio, LastFM, Mixcloud, MySpace, Pandora, Pinterest, Purevolume, ReverbNation, Soundcloud, Spotify, Tumblr, Twitter, Vimeo, Vevo & Youtube.

With WordPress you can install a ton of other free plugins to add even more social features to your site.

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