What's All This Then?

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What's All This Then?

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Coudal Partners

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Crois d’Changez

We received a note recently that ended with the line "love the subtle site redesign." This usually happens when someone catches us switching out our Variable Color Palette or VCP™. They load our page once and then click through to something else and the logo, accent colors, icons and links are colored differently. What's surprising though is that is the only time anyone ever mentions it. Do you notice it?

The color scheme changes virtually every time the main image on the cover page changes. In fact it's all keyed off that and handled by a little PHP widget. Aside from the logo, it's all done in CSS. For example, the 9x9 icons in Fresh Signals are switched by changing their background color in the stylesheet. This has all been going on for over two years. We haven't kept very good records on how many color schemes we've used, but since some are used multiple times, there have been tons more than this many. Of course, less subtle changes don't go unnoticed.

May 2006



A Thing We Made:
Jewelboxing

We hated the options available for custom packaging DVDs and CDs so we created a brand that gives creative professionals and hobbyists the tools to make great stuff.

Another Thing we Made: The Show

Limited-edition, professionally mixed and mastered, custom-designed live performances on CD. That's The Show. With partners like The Pixies and Dead Can Dance. Lots more news soon.