Building better websites 4 U with Prince

Sometimes I spend a lot of time picking at the details of a page I'm working on. This evening I'm winding down by working on a page that's supposed to feature a head-shot and bio for members of a team. I don't have the photos yet and the bios and members are likely to change. Whenever I need to fill a space with an image to be replaced later I usually rely on a service like PLACEHOLD.IT or occasionally the more whimsical Placekitten.

This evening however I'd decided to use the cover from Prince's eponymous 1979 album.

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(I kinda love this album.)

I needed to test how much text we could fit in a certain amount of space as well. Normally I rely on the boring-old Lorem Ipsum snippets that designers the world-over turn to but I thought it would be more appropriate to take a couple paragraphs from Prince's Wikipedia page instead.

That left one problem to resolve: what should Prince's title be? The layout had a space for each member's title within the company. It seemed silly to make all the place-holding elements so Prince-centric only to leave the title as something pedestrian and boring like CEO or Accounting.

But I figured it out.

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And when you click on team member...

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It seemed fitting to me that someone who often plays every instrument on his albums would hold every position at his company.

I may have gotten a little carried away.

We'll see what the client says tomorrow!

 

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