Great opportunity for a live-aboard in San Francisco Bay. This boat is an absolute classic with completely rebuilt engine and rewords teak wood throughout. It's currently docking at Jack London Square in Oakland. Imagine how much fun you could have taking your friends out to watch the America's Cup races.
Check the website for interior and exterior photos and specifications. If you buy it... and you learned of it here... want to take The Boegers out on the bay to watch some racing?
After 5 years, it's time for an upgrade. The first site we did for Jake was back in 2006 and it was built with Drupal 4.
Jake is an interesting dude. We both are huge Danny Barnes fans but he takes his mutant banjo playing in a different direction, as he's very influenced by classical music (whereas Barnes gravitates toward metal and punk.) Jake is also a backcountry medic which I think is pretty cool. I met him in person once when he was visiting Marin to practice some cliff-side rescue techniques.
FolkMusic.com -- the home page of folk singer and multi-instrumentalist John McCutcheon -- is the newest launch from Superclean. The site features an online store with his entire catalog, a multi-themed blog, interactive gig map, and more.
I have used a lot of different hosting companies through the years. I started off at Gorge.Net up in Hood River, Oregon back in 1995. Since I moved down to the Bay Area in '97, I've tried many... including yahoo!, SiteGround, Godaddy, and others. My favorite has always been LiquidWeb based up in Minnesota. I've had a VPS running for about 4 years that performs very well but their responsive support is my favorite thing about them.
The one drawback about the VPS is that if one site goes down, the entire server and all sites on there go down with it. I learned this one night when Dave Matthews (of Dave Matthews Band) tweeted about the new DannyBarnes.com site (he's my friend and client, Dave produced the record) and 800,000 of his followers piled on for the next 36 hours. I think Dave could bring a government to its knees with a following like that. Hey, Dave, don't you owe me a pizza?
A lot of catching up to do on Boegerweb.com. Seems that much of the stuff I need to "offload" onto the web winds up on Facebook. I will try and do better. A cool project from the summer of 2010 was new site for Hot Rize founder and Grammy winner Tim O'Brien.
The new TimObrien.net site is built with Drupal and runs on my new cloud server at LiquidWeb. I will need to write about the hosting in a different post. Anyway, Tim's new site has some cool features and new innovations from Superclean. We already have a Drupal music site for another musician (and friend of Tim's) in the works for a November launch that uses a lot of the same features.
Tim's site now has integrated e-commerce so you can buy his cd's and dvd's with very sensible flat rate shipping. Makes sense to double/triple up! We also have some cool audio streamers, an online forum, email list sign-up, video and image galleries, news and blog, awesome tour dates section w/ custom live map (similar to the one for Danny Barnes), online press kit and more.
The site has been performing well and averages 300 visitors a day. I see some of the fan mail that comes in and folks are really into this guy... and love his new album "Chicken & Egg." He just did some Hot Rize reunion shows too and people were freakin' with happiness. It's been a pleasure working with Tim's team. Go check out his site!
A huge part Superclean's web design service is educating clients about how to score organically in the search engines like Google, Yahoo!, and Bing. While much of the SEO effort is built-in to the website itself, after launch it is important to keep monitoring and adjusting the site to hit the keyword and phrase targets. It is an ongoing process and better described over at Superclean: Webmaster Tools for SEO Performance
Sometimes we refer to our 6-year-old as Groundscore Hank. He is always watching the ground, looking for loot. Sometimes he finds cash, but more often he finds broken toy parts... all the better if you ask him. He has a special affinity for molded plastic pieces -- not necessarily the 5000 lego pieces in his room but rather "customized" pieces in the wild.
So it was with great interest that I took on the e*PolyStar project. E*PolyStar manufactures custom plastic packaging nearby in San Leandro. My contact there is passionate about the materials and processes and it was fun to see it in action during my photo shoot.
Here it is folks.... the all-new Danny Barnes site just in time for next week's major label release of "Pizza Box."
Not only have I had the distinct pleasure of working with my favorite musician for several years now... I've had the opportunity to work with his new management at RedLight, who also manage Phish, Dave Matthews Band, and Ben Harper among others. Truly an adventure. Check out the site because we have his new songs (and some old ones) streaming right there on the page and you can also download a high-res MP3 of "Caveman" for free.
Other features of the site include: live twitter feed on front page, integration w/ Facebook so you can use your FB i.d. to comment on the site, cool mapping features in the gigs section, and much more. Also trying to retain some old features such as "Ask Danny Barnes" and pulling in the blog from the Folktronics site. So if you are looking for Folktronics, it's here on DannyBarnes.com
The new record is phenom. My new favorite song is "Road" but ask me tomorrow and I will tell you it's "Bone." The closer "Sparta, TN" should be all over the freakin' radio. Another favorite is "Lifeline" that appears on the pre-order package and I think the digital download package but not sure. Anyway... please enjoy!