My name is James Smith and I'm the creator of the Jasper web programming framework. I have a site called the Jasper Music Store which demonstrates this framework. It's kind of a "mini Amazon" that runs on several platforms at once: All very clever but it currently looks awful!
Primarily web programmers, but anyone who's remotely web-savvy might find the site interesting. It's only a couple of clicks away from the front page of the Garble website, so I expect to get visits from the curious members of a wider audience once Garble is publicised later this year.
I need a redesign for the Jasper Music Store site. I've put all the requirements in a blog post here:
And here's a link the the Jasper Music Store site itself, since it didn't come out as a link above:
It's very difficult to give examples of what I like. I'm not a designer as the current site design will attest and I'm really up for anything. Although the site is kind of a "mini-Amazon", one thing I do know is that I don't want it to look like Amazon! When I had a go at designing the site myself I originally thought of making it look like a Wurlitzer jukebox. This was too difficult for me and I think it would require too many images, but this is the kind of thing I'm looking for. A bit wacky, I guess. "Cartoony", maybe.
The most important thing about the design, and I go into considerable detail about this on the blog post, is that what I call the "platform bar" must be prominent. Read the blog post carefully if you will, I don't want to repeat myself here, and go and have a play with it. When you see what's going on you'll understand why it's important that the design highlights this functionality.
Oh, and if you want to suggest any additions to the site's catalogue, please let me know. Not everyone likes nineties ambient and jungle music!