Official James Burton website
Online since: May 2001
Last revision: January 2012
This website for legendary guitar player James Burton was born in 2001, and ignited my interest in webdesign. Back then, there was hardly any information available on the internet about James, so I decided to gather whatever I could find and put it together. Yahoo! Geocities was my first host.
Now in it's 8th or 9th incarnation, the website is running on Wordpress and has many features, like a list of upcoming gigs, with venue information, ticket information and much more, James' Twitter account is featured on the homepage and the discography is kept in a database, which is easy to maintain. All news articles can be shared on social networks, to increase the reach of the news and there is a promotional spot for advertisements/promotions.
Wordpress allows for visitors to sign up in order for them to be able to comment on articles. This also means a growing database of fans, which can then be used for promotional means.
For this website, I use a separate Photo Gallery, powered by Coppermine.
Features: MySQL database, YouTube videos, Coppermine Photo Gallery, Twitter feed, Social sharing, Upcoming events, Contact form