07/17  The anatomy of a website

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For a couple of years, I’ve intended to put together a website for the music. But it just wouldn’t happen. Something else, more important, always got in between. And time passed. Until I reached a point in December of 2006 where the project just had to be started.

Now, after long hours of intense focus, flowerofcables.com is finally alive and kicking. It wouldn’t have happened without the amazingly talented help of flash guru Oskar Sundberg / Dread.

As you’ve noticed, the site is a combination of a Flash presentation (”the full experience”) and a blog. I wanted you to be able to choose how you want to use the site. If you only want to flip through the blog, you shouldn’t be forced to look at a flash site. Similarly, if you want the flash presentation, it should be available without sacrificing the blog content.

So, I used some scripting (view source if you’re curious) to dynamically load content into the page. When you want the full experience, it appears smoothly. Due to the scripts needed to pull off these tricks, the site loads a little slower. But in this case I chose convenience over load time. And I think the result offers a balanced trade-off.

If you’re curious about the site and who’s behind it, have a gander at the About page. It should set your question marks straight.

I hope that you’ll enjoy the music. And the site. If you do - say so. If you don’t, then tell us why. Don’t be shy.

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Published by Pär, July 17th, 2007
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2 comments to “The anatomy of a website”

  1. great site and very cool music.

    Bravo.

    DK

    Written by Doug Kessler on November 14th, 2007 at 2:01 pm

  2. thanks m8!

    it’s been a long time coming, and is 99% done now. only a few minor tweaks left, then i’ll start spreading it around :)

    cheers / p.

    Written by Pär on November 14th, 2007 at 2:29 pm

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