Explosive music websites

Creating a MySpace page for your band is as easy as falling off a log, but the difficulty is making it look good. MySpace is notorious for its unwieldy code and sparse CSS hooks, creating an uphill battle for anyone who wants their site to stand out from the crowd. By all means have a MySpace page for your band (it is, after all, seen as an increasingly important way to give your music some exposure), but if you want to be different and have a good-looking, easy-to-manage site to boot then the only thing to do is to build it yourself.

If you're fairly comfortable with HTML, you may want to manage news updates yourself, but if you're handing the design off to someone less technical, you can look at blogging software to act as a content management system. If you're an Adobe GoLive user, CS2 contains ready-made templates for the TypePad service, as well as Movable Type servers. Integrating a blog into your design can't compete with MySpace for simplicity, but you'll end up with a site that's fully under your control.

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