Hostbaby Template

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My design was featured in the October HostBaby client newsletter!

Here is an excerpt:

“NEW TEMPLATE: AXLE GREASE
We added a great new template this week with 20 variations. Chose the standard header with a rustic, train yard feel in a variety of colors – or replace the large header with an image of your own. You’ll find it in Style/Color/Theme in your Wizard control panel.”

About

A few weeks ago I completed a design for Hostbaby.com.  HostBaby is web hosting company for musicians who want to focus on their music and leave the design up to someone else!

Members are able to choose from a variety of templates that best suit their needs. Templates come in many variations, such as:  color,  design elements, and image placement options. It is an excellent service for the musician who wants a fresh, flashy, genre-relative design without taking time away from their music or shelling out their life savings for a quality site.

The Design

I had a few musical styles in mind when designing “Axle Grease”, a train-themed template: Western, Alt Country, Rockabilly, Bluegrass & Blues. Members are able to choose between a number of colors options & 4 design variations: A static header image (shown in picture),  a user-definable header image, an upright bass theme and an acoustic guitar theme. All variations  allow the member to choose a picture to fit the worn photograph section, located t the right of the post-body (pictured). The photograph edges remain static, while the image itself is changeable.

Designing for HostBaby was a thoroughly enjoyable experience. A musician myself, I was able to approach the project as if I were designing for others with the same musical tastes as myself.

Examples of some of other variations will be available soon.

*I’ll be beginning a new template for HostBaby in the next couple of weeks and I’ll be sure to post it here when it’s complete!