The Bandzoogle ‘Forte’ template features controllable content width and stylized animations. As your visitor scrolls down, the header image fades into the background with a subtle color overlay applied over top.

Notes:

  • Your template can be changed at any time without affecting the site content. You can also switch back to your previous template (with all saved customizations) through the ‘My Themes’ tab of the Template chooser.
  • All of our templates are mobile responsive, so they scale to the size of the device used to view the site. All features work seamlessly on mobile as well.
  • To learn more about customization terms and options please view the ‘Template Customization Key’ Help article.

Variations

Most Bandzoogle templates offer a few variations of the base template. These variations include preset colors and fonts to get you started with the template. Some themes also allow you to start with a blank theme. If the blank theme option is selected, no stock header image, colors, or fonts will be pre-loaded.

  • 4 styles: Elegant, Sombre, Neutral, Playful
  • Blank template option: Yes

Header

The header image is the photo or video that displays at the top of your website. Your header image is the first thing a visitor sees when they load your website, so it’s important to make it stand out. Each Bandzoogle template offers different header sizes and options.

  • Header image display: Full page background
  • Header image filters: Yes
  • Custom mobile header height adjustment: Yes (use the slider to adjust the height)
  • Adjust header height (homepage): Yes (the header image is the full page but you can adjust the height of the header space)
  • Adjust header height (inner pages): No (inner pages use the header image as the full page background)
  • Animate background on scroll: Yes (when toggled off, it displays a solid color content background)
  • Scrolled background color: When ‘animate background on scroll’ is toggled on, when the page scrolls up the page will be in the color (and opacity) you select
  • Show full header image on mobile: No (scales to screen size)
  • Option to remove header image: No
  • Header image shape/position options: None
  • Scroll down arrow option: No

Title/Logo

Your band or artist name should display prominently on your website. You can use our title text option or upload a logo if you’ve got one already designed. You can also choose ‘None’ to go without a title/logo altogether.

  • Site title font color customization: Yes
  • Site title font options:
    • Site title font (custom upload option for Pro members)
    • Style
    • Size
    • Letter spacing
    • Uppercase toggle
  • Title animation/decoration: No

Navigation menu

The navigation menu is the area where your page names are displayed. The page names are clickable buttons that direct visitors to the different site pages.

  • Menu location: Top of header (to the left of the title)
  • Menu direction: Horizontal
  • Menu color customizations:
    • Font
    • Font hover color
    • Submenu background
    • Submenu font
    • Mobile font
    • Mobile background
  • Menu font options:
    • Menu font (custom upload option for Pro members)
    • Font style
    • Font size
    • Uppercase toggle
  • Sticky navigation: No
  • Hamburger menu on desktop: Yes

    Note: The menu will display the hamburger style menu after you have more than eight pages and the menu font size is 14px or larger.

Call-to-action header (CTA)

A call-to-action (CTA) is the primary action you’d like visitors to take once they load your site. This can be something like ‘Buy my album’ or ‘Sign up to my mailing list’. The key is to place it high on the page to direct fans to a specific action. Most of our themes place the CTA overtop of the header image.

  • Call-to-Action header: Yes
  • CTA color customizations:
    • Heading
    • Subheading
    • Border
    • Background
    • Button
    • Button hover
  • Border width: Yes (up to 20px)
  • CTA position:
    • Left, Center, Right
    • Top, Middle, Bottom
  • CTA heading and subheading font customization:
    • Menu font (custom upload option for Pro members)
    • Font style
    • Letter spacing
    • Uppercase toggle

Content

The content section of your website is where all your image, text, and features live. This is where you add your music, blogs, events, and anything else you’d like to present to your visitors.

  • Content font options: (content, title, headings)
    • Font
    • Style
    • Size
    • Line height
    • Uppercase toggle
    • Letter spacing (for titles only - not content or headings)
    • Link style (for content font only - not titles and headings)
  • Title flourish: Toggle on to add a horizontal line to the left of the title
  • Title flourish color: Adjust the color and opacity of the title flourish
  • Adjust content width: Yes (adds space to the edges of the content area)
  • Page content positioning: Left, center, right
  • Content colors: Use section styles for content font, button, and background colors

Note: To customize colors, fonts, and accents within the content area, please use our Section Styles option.

Buttons

Some of our features include action buttons. As an example, the Mailing List Sign-up Form feature has a ‘Sign up’ button. Some of our templates offer the option to customize the shape and style of these buttons. All button customizations are applied sitewide.

  • Button shape options: Rounded, Square, or Pill
  • Button style options: Outline or Solid

Sitewide music player

The sitewide music player displays on each page, and continues to play as visitors navigate your website. Most of our templates place the sitewide music player at the bottom of the website, at full content width. Select templates may display a compact player at the bottom of each page or within a vertical menu bar.

  • Sitewide music player style: Bottom of the site, full width
  • Sitewide music player color options: Yes
    • Background
    • Text

Sitewide My Sites

Links to external platforms can be added through the ‘My Sites’ feature. There are two versions of the ‘My Sites’ feature: Sitewide (either in the header or footer) and per-page. This option controls the position of the sitewide My Sites feature.

  • Sitewide 'My Sites' size option: Yes
  • Sitewide 'My Sites' color options: Yes
    • Button
    • Button hover
  • Sitewide 'My Sites' location: Depends on positioning
  • Sitewide 'My Sites' position options: Left, Center, Right
  • Right or Left: Stacked vertically
  • Center: Horizontally