In 2008/9 I visited a bar near where I lived called The Indie Lounge frequently. Friendly staff, live music and cheap drinks beckoned me in, but after a while I began work on an altogether more professional project with them – creating a website.
There was some interest in having an online presence which could be customized and styled, unlike the bars most prevalent means of communication at the time, Facebook. So I went and built a design I felt reflected the bar, grungy and dark. From there, things got a little strange…
However, I am strangely proud of this project, for the design and some of the code. Unfortunately without a lot more work to re-create the database (which I no longer have a copy of) I can’t get some of the more nuanced features to work properly, but there was some fun stuff in there, mainly involving lots of AJAX. On that band sign-up page for example, there was a neat little AJAX search box so you could locate other band members who had personal accounts on the site and add them as band members and admins of the page – it’s nothing compared to Facebook, but when the whole site was working it was pretty nice to use.
So I present here a video walkthrough and some screenshots taken with my half-recreated database.