The 58th GRAMMY Awards have been held this week in Los Angeles. All the pre-shows, live footage and recaps are out. The no-shows and surprises were covered. We know what and who they were wearing. Here comes a different way to look at the award show. When I see an artist’s website I always wonder what’s behind it. WordPress, Drupal, Squarespace, self-made? Since I love WordPress myself I am always happy to find artist websites built with the CMS and look at them for inspiration. I wonder if I’m the only one. Putting up a website that features artist websites built with WordPress is my way of finding out and what’s called „music’s biggest night“ a great way to start.
So who’s website is using what? Let’s start with this year’s GRAMMY-host LL Cool J. His website runs on WordPress, caching is handled by the popular W3 Total Cache-Plugin. The design though is from 2013 and could use a little bit of love with the red box, placeholder for a featured album-image, left empty. Google’s test for mobile friendliness gives it a rather bad review. So that’s kind of a rough start, but the website was created to feature his last album „Authentic“, released in January 2013, so quite some time ago.
There’s actually some pretty cool stuff among the nominees and GRAMMY-winners of 2016. I’ll break it down into the categories and dedicate each of them a separate article. Meanwhile check out the WordPress-site of Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winners Run-D.M.C.!