Portfolio: Brainstorm

Brainstorm - On The Spur Of The MomentBrainstorm is a heavy metal band from the south of Germany. They’ve been around for decades and I’ve been making and maintaining their website since 1998. Each new album needed a new design, so the site evolved as I learned more each time. The first sites were in html with frames, then html with some php codes (e.g. to embed a menu or a header on each page) and since Memorial Roots the site is made in WordPress with a (separate but same design) ZenPhoto photo gallery. The set up is like a blog with news updates in the middle and two sidebars, and a horizontal menu. For the next version, the band wanted a background music file to start when visiting the page, and it had to play continuously. Now this was a challenge, because in a content management system like this, each page you switch to reloads the whole thing, incl. an embedded player. The only way around that was to wrap the page in an old fashioned frame set, one small frame with a player and the other holding the website (when you surf on the website, you only reload pages in that particular frame).

Brainstorm have registered two domains with a German registrar, the actual website is hosted on my account.

See the site live on www.brainstorm-web.net.

Older versions:

Brainstorm - Firesoul Brainstorm - On The Spur Of The Moment

Brainstorm - Memorial Roots Brainstorm - Downburst

Brainstorm - Liquid Monster Brainstorm - Soul Temptation

Brainstorm - Metus Mortis Brainstorm - Ambiguity

Brainstorm - Unholy