In 1996, I went to see Sloan and Thrush Hermit play on their One Chord to Another tour at “The Barn” at UPEI. It was one of the greatest concerts I’ve ever seen. When Sloan’s last album came out, I wrote about it here on Acts of Volition.
Now, seven years later, their new album, Action Pact has been released (today, August 19), I’ve had the honour of working on the redesign and redevelopment of the official Sloan website. Along with the rest of the team at silverorange, we’ve developed the new site with the fans in mind. Fans can post show reviews in the Tour History and post photos of the shows they’ve seen. The response has been great.
On the geeklier side, the site is valid XHTML strict with a completely table-free CSS-based layout (big ups to Daniel B. who did most of the design and CSS work). The site makes use of The silverorange Weblog Platform and the silverorange Photo Gallery System. As a result, it was easy for us to generate RSS feeds for the regularly updated content on the site, including the news (RSS) and recent photos (RSS).
Check out the new site at SloanMusic.com.
And so the line between work and life fades even more.