Establishing yourself as a band or solo musician can be challenging. Being able to create a website that is easy to update as your music career progresses should be a top priority. Having your own music website puts you in charge of your content and allows your visitors to focus on your upcoming events, merch releases, and new music, without having to scroll through a bottomless feed to find you.
The new Alto template is the perfect place to start crafting your website content, or renew interest in an established project. This template reinvents traditional website design with the ease of a responsive palette, fit for any device.
Here are some of the gorgeous features of the Alto template:
Fixed side panel for your menu
Just like the name suggests, the Alto theme creates a counterpoint between the fixed elements to the left and your fluid content to the right. To the left sits a fixed panel featuring your band name, your menu, and your social media icons, which offers the ultimate navigation to everything you have created.
Although the side panel is fixed, the alignment of your title, along with the menu and site-wide my sites, can shift to your fancy. Choose to have these elements flush to the left, center, or right of the side panel area. Or, go for a staggered look by combining a left and a right, a center and left, or your combination of choice.
An adjustable call-to-action
A call-to-action is a great place to add a mailing list signup, a link to your new album, or drop some hints about an upcoming tour. Whatever you’d like to highlight in your call-to-action, use the flexible color and opacity tools, the font options, and alignment and positioning choices to ignite your audience’s curiosity.
Like the side panel elements, you can adjust the alignment of your call-to-action to have it centered, left, or right. You can also change the positioning, to have it hover at the top of your header image, in the middle of the frame, or near the edge of your header area. This flexibility allows you to create a composition that is unique to you.
Homepage header image
The Alto template features your header image on the first page of your site only, making it easy to jump right to your content on the inner pages. If you are struggling to find professional images, you can decrease your header height and, instead, add a sneak peek of upcoming album art or an image of something that inspires you. We have tons of stock imagery to choose from to help you set the tone of your site.
Alto’s fixed side panel creates a great anchor against a full-page header slideshow. Try adding multiple images to the header, like live shots and studio snaps, to show off every aspect of your musicianship.
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Site-wide music player and scroll down button
To make it even easier to navigate your website, if you have a full-height header image you can toggle on a stylish button that reads “scroll down” to sit at the bottom ledge of your header image. This will pull your visitors down to your content for an interactive scroll.
To make sure your music is a key component to your website, add a site-wide music player to your website. It will sit at the bottom right of your website and, when it’s clicked, will expand at the right with your track list plus artwork. Your fans can continue navigating your site while this player cycles through your tracks in the background.
Plug and play variations
You can choose a variation of the Alto template as a jumping off point, then apply your own color options and font choices, or simply apply the template and focus on your content. The choice is yours! Here are the Alto variations:
The elegant variation is perfect for a contemporary jazz band. It features a deep, lush color palette with profound evergreen and golden tones. The interplay between serif and sans-serif fonts create a stunning visual chemistry.
With a bold background, the call-to-action area on the sombre variation makes a true statement. Throughout this variation, you’ll see vivid color blocks of white, red, and black that can amplify the essence of an edgy hip-hop group. The graphic, capitalized font styles command attention with this variation.
The neutral variation pairs delicate base tones with solid black font colors to create a grounded backdrop. The serif font styles give a gentle platform for any text-based content on your website. This template variation is perfect for a folk or country band that manifest traditional, heartfelt tunes.
The playful variation is exquisitely vibrant. The high-contrast, saturated color palette makes a bold statement. Choose visual intensity with this variation fit for a dynamic DJ with a kinetic live performance.
The Alto template is the perfect balance of fixed and flexible, so your fans and industry professionals alike can easily navigate the content of your website. Making your own music website can be easy with this customizable theme.
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