Official website is the bomb. I haven’t seen something as good as this for an artiste in a while. I bet they definetely spent quite a lump sum on this job. The information should be XML driven if I’m not mistaken. The graphics are simply excellent. Though it has the whole city look going for it, there’s still a weakness navigation wise.
Though the website uses most of the elements for decorating, they also use it as link representations. The boards that you can clearly read and understand is no problem. However, having too many elements just creates a sense of confusion and an experience of exploration. Oh well, guess you’d just feel lost in a city. ;P
If you’d like to have a city experience while listening and viewing her videos, go HERE.
I came across this when browsing through the Weblog Awards 2004. I knew the website was about blog skins because the whole front page was just full of it. I doubted a lil till I looked through the people of the studio. 4 women designers, 2 men programmers and 1 dog mascot heads the company. I also thought they just did the stuff for free. However, when browsing their packages and a la carte, it pointed out to me that they DO earn cash from this. 0.0 On the side, they offer web hosting too.
Talk about really designing blogs for a living. They don’t just design but they also code in PHP, JScript and some others I think. Anyway, the main point here is that it’s the first company I’ve seen making a living doing this. A sample of their famous package is this:
Implementation of your blog software (if applicable)
1 customized design *
1 88×31 button
4 plug-ins and/or scripts
1 premium scrip
Looks like this opens up a new business in design. *grin* I’ve been designing blogs for free so far but maybe I shall start charging a small fee in future. I’ll charge like Template Monster where by there’s a normal and unique price. Muahaha.. Oh yeah, you can visit Moxie Design Studio, HERE.