Blow the Scene

Client: Blow the Scene
  • Graphic Design
  • UI Design
  • UX Research
  • Front-End Development
  • WordPress Theme Development
  • PHP Programming
  • HTML and CSS

The Problem:

Blow The Scene, a music blog dedicated to heavy music like metal, hardcore, and extreme metal, needed a website that reflected its dedication.

The Challenge

"Hey, can you design a site for me that isn't too clean, but isn't too messy? Like a clean grunge look?"

One of the most interesting challenges I received as a web designer was to design the look and feel of Blow the Scene, an alternative music and scene blog.

Blow the Scene Website Presentation

The Solution:

At the time of his request, I was starting to experiment with mixing my traditional grunge look with my new interest in Minimalism. The design made sure to focus on the content and compliment it instead of overpowering it, something that most music sites at the time didn't seem to understand.

The site used WordPress as a back-end, and was created using XHTML properties. Since then, the site has been upgraded to HTML5 coding with a renewed focus on accessibility and SEO optimization.

The Results:

The groundbreaking design, combined with an incredible staff of writers and photographers, was ranked among the top music sites in the world.

Blow the Scene Website Home Page Blow the Scene Article Page with The Dead Milkmen