Notes from the Synthpop Fringe
Okay, here’s some boring website minutia:
I designed the previous version of the dplex.com website in 2007, the same year that Apple introduced the iPhone. It served me well, but seven years is a long time for a website to go without a redesign. It wasn’t mobile-friendly, it had pages that hadn’t been updated in years (or in the case of the calendar ever been used), and it had all the assorted cruft that an aging website accumulates.
I figured that the release of Stumble would be a good time to unveil a website redesign. Obviously I didn’t think that strategy through, because recording and releasing an album is a big project, and so is completely redesigning a website. My enthusiasm for starting the website project, so soon after finishing Stumble, was lacking.
Nonetheless, after some procrastination I hunkered down and assembled the version of the website you’re now visiting. It’s responsive (adapts to a variety of screen sizes including mobile devices), easily editable, and features the legendary dplex color palette.
And now here’s some even more tedious technical details:
The new site uses WordPress as a content management system. The pages were constructed with the Bootstrap framework, and the fonts are being served by Adobe Typekit. I designed the pages in Adobe Photoshop and coded them using Bare Bones BBEdit and Panic Coda.
Hopefully this website will last me another seven years, at which time I’ll probably have to redesign it for smartwatches or something. I should also mention that my interactive design services are available for hire. Hit me up via the ABOUT page if interested.